Friday, May 22, 2009

Casual Friday ~ My Head Almost Burst Into Flames!

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18 Responses to "Casual Friday ~ My Head Almost Burst Into Flames!"
  1. Unknown said...
    May 22, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    Wish I could give you some advice on the fighting, but I gave up trying to stop it. Even my teenagers fight with my little ones. I have found that Wine helps get me through it! LOL

  2. Jendi said...
    May 22, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    I feel your aggravation. Some days they play together so-o well, but others - land sakes! I think the barometric pressure affects them. :)

    If threatening doesn't work. What do I do? My favorite is to give them a chore - make them clean or something. Sometimes I make them sit and look at books. Sometimes send them to separate rooms. Sometimes I just curl up in my bed in a little ball and hope the house is still standing when their father gets home.

  3. Heather said...
    May 22, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Well, I only have one kiddo. So, I really don't share your same experience.

    However, I had brothers. And, when all of us would fight, my mother would make us hug. We'd have to sit there and hug each other until we decided that we could stop the bickering. And, if we let go of each other and started bickering again, we'd have to hug again. It was usually a good deterrent ... at least for a while.

  4. Randi Troxell said...
    May 22, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    well... i dont have kids but i can remember when we were small (my sister and brother and I) and my mom would literally just push us out the door, we fought, then we came back exhausted and slept like crazy that night!! happy friday!

  5. Heidi said...
    May 22, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Siblings fighting is such a universal truth that I fear the earth might spin off its axis should that ever change. Meanwhile, it stinks!

  6. Unknown said...
    May 22, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Shoot, mine are 4 & 1 and I have to tear them apart already. I can't wait til they're older so I can have them take out their aggression on Wii Boxing like Brady at Happily Blended suggested lol.

  7. Muthering Heights said...
    May 22, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Sadly, mine are just starting to I'm venturing in to this territory!

  8. bookieboo said...
    May 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    What was the bump? Did you ever find out? I do that too...wait for the screaming before I go up.

  9. Veronica Lee said...
    May 22, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    Welcome to the club. My boys' incessant squabbles are driving me and hubby nuts!!!

  10. AiringMyLaundry said...
    May 22, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    I know how it goes. My kids also fight a lot. My daughter instantly wants the toy my son picks up even if she hasn't played with it in over a year. So then she screams for it and of course my son is all, "No, it's mine now!" and I wind up with a giant headache.

  11. Jennifer said...
    May 22, 2009 at 10:40 PM

    Well, I only have my son, so I can't offer you advice on getting kids to stop. But I do have two dogs... will that help? ;-)

  12. Hit 40 said...
    May 23, 2009 at 5:27 AM

    Your head "bursting into flames" is why I get scared when summer is coming. I like teaching at least I get a couple hours off to eat lunch or plan some lessons. In the summer, I get no breaks!!


    My boys have gotten older. The oldest has his summer planned for the most part with high school activities - band, summer school, etc. I just have 2 more summers that I need to keep my middle schooler entertained!!!

    My advice on the fighting - My boys enjoy one to one activities such as a movie or mcdonalds without their sibling. You could even just take one to the grocery store. You will be surprised by the new info that you learn when you have just one with you on errands.

    The one on one time takes away some of their edginess and fight. They are looking sometimes for extra attention.

  13. Hit 40 said...
    May 23, 2009 at 5:35 AM

    Oh my... no one gave you any tips. I will ponder more for you. I like to read the comments after I type mine. If I read them first, I forget my thoughts.

    Teach your kids to read with beginner reader books at the library. Find a good library because it will have the books organized by reading level. Get your kids a pile of library books. IT IS FREE. Have an hour of quiet time in the afternoon where each has to go to a room to read or to flip through pictures.

    Make a list of field trips/activities. Each kid gets a day to pick the family field trip. Since your mom and there are 3 kids, maybe you should pick the other 2 days. And, you do not have to leave the house. I field trip/activity can be a board game or art project.

    Send their butts to their rooms for a good hour if they fight - usually they fall asleep!!!! Shut their doors. At least you can maybe get a little quiet time to meditate!!

  14. Hit 40 said...
    May 23, 2009 at 5:40 AM

    I am sorry that I got here late to comment on the video below :-( Crazy spring - concerts, gardens to plant, end of the year graduations, blah blah....

    I hope you get it.

  15. Danielle said...
    May 23, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    I have four kids and this happens often. I don't have much of a solution except I make them apologize and hug one another. On Sundays they are not allowed to watch t.v. or play with friends and they aren't allowed to play outside so miraculously they play together. Most of the time they get along great on Sundays! I think a lot of time it is just the age or stage they are going through!

  16. Grand Pooba said...
    May 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Just do what I do with my dog when he misbehaves, rub his nose in pooh and lock him outside.

    It works, trust me.

  17. Stacy Uncorked said...
    May 24, 2009 at 7:23 AM

    Heh, I'm still laughing over your title... ;) Now I don't feel so bad being unable to give the Princess Nagger a sibling... :)

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