Siblings and fighting…
Given the fact that one is 5 and the other is not even 1 year old, this shouldn’t be a problem.
But it is…
Dakota was doing the usual and grabbing and tearing into them.
Things improved a bit after I distracted him with his car.
Yes, it’s INSIDE the house, but hey, I am willing to pull about anything in here to keep him entertained some days. He’s not all that grumpy most days, just INTO everything!The car didn’t last long, sad to say, and he was back over there doing what he does best.
(they are blurry but let me tell you, this kid is speedy)
Grabbing, chewing and running. She yelled at him a few times, then it was quiet.
(time to check on them if it’s quiet)
He was sitting down checking out his leg and I saw a pink jump rope was tied around his ankle.
I couldn’t believe it. “What in the world did you do?”
She very nonchalantly replies, “Oh, I actually just tied his leg to the light so he can’t get my stuff.”
Sure enough one end was tied to his ankle and the other was knotted around the bottom of the standing lamp! Just go ahead and tie the dog up!
He would not let her alone so she moved on to other things…
and sure enough, here he comes!
He took off with a few of her crayons but that wasn’t as serious in her book and since she didn’t yell enough, he went off to find other things to play with.
He loves this broom. The minute I get it out, there he is, ready to help.
He swings it wildly, waiting for it to hit something.
Is he mean or is this the boy coming out?
It is also the source of serious irritation when it won’t do what he wants it too. Seeing that it is twice his size, it’s no wonder.
I helped get the broom straightened out and he was happy.
Now we turn the tables… he is finally happy playing … and here she comes! With a dog tied around her waist, no less.
He’s thinking “Get your dog off my broom!”
and she teases him for awhile.
He can yell with the best of them right now!
I promise, we’re working on that.
So back to the car we go, give him his blanket, and for a change she plays with him instead of against him!
What do you do?
How do you stop it?
What is your solutions?
I know, she is old enough not to bug him and he needs to learn not to yell, I know that, but just give me some tips on helping to get that across!!!
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Today I cleaned. It feels good to have the house all clean! (minus the basement, it’s still a disaster) There is almost nothing better, then have a clean house!
But does it ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels when it comes to keeping your house clean/uncluttered?
I guess the last few years may have spoiled me… just 2 girls who were well able to pick up after themselves so there wasn’t a constant array of toys strung hither and yon. All the toys and things they played with were either upstairs in their room or in the basement.
NOW… now is a total different story. The little destroyer we have just m-o-v-e-s around here on a rampage. He goes from the toy basket, to the pantry, then over to the lids and small bowls, next he cleans out under the sink, then he’s off to get a box of crayons Reagan left on the floor and then on to Eric’s tool belt inside the front door. He leaves a disaster in his wake and this mother just despairs!! I hate clutter and it feels like it is almost to drowned me. I’m not sure what is the best solution because he has to have something to do besides hang onto my leg and cry!
And I can’t sit and play ball with him all day, as much as he’d like.
But when I’m not playing with him, it feels like I’m just following him, cleaning up as he goes.
How do you keep your place picked up?
How do you keep yourself sane in the middle of all the fighting, toys and things flying around?
Or helpful tips?
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And last but not least…
I cannot forget to blog about our pet!
Ohhh, how we love our little pet!
Do you have a pet?
Do you know what our pet is?
Really? Can’t you tell?
Says Reagan, “It’s the mostest prettiest rock I ever found. The bestest one out there. I bet it glows in the dark. Let’s put it in a glass of water and see if it glows in the dark. Well, it’s not glowing yet, but it’s not dark yet either and I’m actually sure tonight when it’s dark this rock will glow in the dark. Let’s keep this rock forever. It’s sooo beautiful. Do you think it had a family? Do you think this rock misses his family? Do you think I should put the rock back out with the other so that it can be with it’s family?”
“Why, yes, I’m almost sure I can see it crying. You better take him back out to his family, for sure!”