Monday, June 15, 2009

Time Out! I Said, TIME OUT! TIME OUT!!!


That was supposed to be the sound of a whistle.

It's difficult being a referee between 2 bickering / complaining / whining / crying / moping boys. Arghhh! It drives me C-R-A-Z-Y! And I can't bring myself to imaging what its going to be like when the baby starts talking and demanding to be heard too!

They can't live with each other but they can't live without each other. They love playing together but seem to find the need to fight over that ONE toy amidst the gazillion of other toys in their playroom.

One says something and the other needs to say something about it and then leads to debate. And since the smaller one is still grasping the art of forming complete and relevant sentences, he gets so frustrated because before he can finish his sentence, the older one is already saying something again to contradict him.

When I try to give them "time away from each other," they become so sad. They promise not to fight. I give in. The moment they're together again, the bickering / whining / complaining begins.

They're the best of friends. They tell me they can't wait till the baby is big enough to start playing with them

Give me a break once in a while kiddos.


Heather said...

My kids are the same way. I feel your pain.

Alicia said...

Oh..I can so relate to that!! :)

Shoshana said...

Oh, it can get really loud, but then it can get really sweet. My 4 boys tend to go at it from time to time. They let baby win because he's the only one not taking martial arts. I heard my 7years old said that when he does, then he better see. Oh dear.

Cathy said...

This is something I'm going to look forward to isn't it? :)

Heart of Rachel said...

I only have one child so he gets all the attention. :)

I remember when my brother and I was young. We always argued about small things and my mom would put us in separate rooms. But we always ended up looking for each other's company after several minutes of being apart.