This morning I was once again awakened by the gentle, dulcet tones of World War Three, aka a twin fight. These two girls of mine love each other so much but you could never tell it from their almost constant fighting. This morning, I just could not take it anymore and ended up sending them both to their rooms and declaring it a screen free day. But they can’t stay apart forever and let’s face it, mama needs them to have screen time again at some point. So, tell me internets, what can I do?
Part of the problem is that I am so not used to this. I am five years younger than my older sister and she pretty much dominated my life. As I said at Christmas, I don’t think she has ever let me sit in the front seat. Like ever. Not even on my wedding day.
My younger sister arrived six years after I was born and while I was not a fan, so died at three before any full blown rivalry could emerge. My husband assures me that he and his sister fought almost constantly, even physically, much like my girls do. But they are not close at all and that’s not what I want for my two.
And again, the fighting, oh the fighting. It’s driving me insane.
What I want is for it to lessen (I am not asking for it to stop) and also for my girls to have a closer, “I got your back” kind of relationship. I feel like the fighting makes it easier for them to kind of turn on each other when they are with other kids. And I feel like the change needs to be made now, before they get any older.