This is often the question I ask myself at some point during the long days around here. I am of course talking about my children. At 2 and 6 1/2 they just seem to irritate each other beyond belief (usually the little one irritates the big one and then the big one does something to the little one… and on and on). I remember my sister and I really did not get on very well as kids (we get on perfectly fine now) but I completely thought that was just a girl thing. They are getting on splendid at the moment (excuse me while I go put someone in timeout).
It seems that it can also be a girl/boy thing. I recently purchased a book on sibling rivalry Siblings Without Rivalry that was recommended by another blogger (Was it over at Me and My Haus? I can not find the post now, but thank you to whoever did). I am only into the first chapter or two and maybe it won’t apply now since Chick is so little and isn’t speaking still but anything has got to be better than me constantly playing referee! It’s times like this that I agree with Hubby – no more kids.
Thankfully school starts tomorrow. So from the hours of 8:30-15:20 we will have blessed peace (from siblings anyway). Now, it is not all Boo’s fault, Chick can give as good as she gets, trust me, but since she is the littler one Boo often is the one who gets into trouble. I do implement Toddler Time-Out and it does work to a degree. I dream of the day they actually like each other. Maybe like is too hard for now. For now, I would just settle with them ignoring each other!