I only have brothers. I know I fought with them as a child, but it seemed to me that it was very short lived. We yelled at each other, and then it was over.
The Princess and The Dragon are fighting ALL. THE. TIME.
It is typically over little things, but it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on... OH! Sorry.
It reminds me of the book Where The Wild Things Are...
... they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws ...
... except, when I tell them to "BE STILL!" they don't. (Oh, if I only had the power of Max! Then I could be queen of all wild things.)
I know that children will fight. I don't expect them to be perfectly well behaved all of the time. But does it have to be so darn explosive?
Worse, they are very rude to me. Talking back is becoming a huge issue around here.
I don't know how to deal with it anymore. It's getting embarrassing to go places with them, and school starts on Tuesday for The Princess, and about a week later for The Dragon. I don't think The Princess will act up in school, but The Dragon will. I am scared!
I send them to their room when they get out of control, but it doesn't seem to be working.
My Mom used to wash my mouth out with soap. I am not sure that worked with me.
If The King were around more, he would probably "whip them all soundly and send them to bed." And no, our children, FOR THE RECORD, have never been whipped. But that's how bad it's getting around here.
This is not a once or twice a day kind of thing. It starts within the first hour of them waking up, and I would say it happens at least once every 3-hours. Some days it happens almost every hour.
I want to have fun with my kids, but they are unbearable to be around. HELP!