For the record, they do fight. They can be mean to each other. Very mean. We recently had to ban talking about birthdays because one child was always uninviting the other one to the party. Their birthdays are months away!
We’ve had some hitting. There have been bites. And lots of knocked down block towers and ruined train track.
We’ve done time-outs, alone time, and way too many “say your sorry” and “don’t do it again.”
We’ve been working on how to solve your own problems but also knowing when you need an adult. I’ve been working on letting them “handle it” without me. It ain’t easy.
I know it comes with having a sibling. I know my siblings and I drove my mother crazy with our bickering and fighting and name calling. Lord knows how my mother managed to survive it with six of us because there are times when I’m sure I’m going crazy just from the two of them not getting along.
And then there are moments like these:
Actually there are LOTS of moments of like these! And for that, I’m thankful!