Monday, January 5, 2009

sibling rivalry. *sigh*

my daughters are 9, 6 and 2. it seems like the older they get, the more they bicker and fuss. now i make it a point to explain to them that they are all sisters and they need to take care of each other, not argue and fight with each other, but lately this is falling on deaf ears.

the oldest bosses around the two youngest. the middle girl always argues with the oldest. the baby always hits on the middle girl, who in turn breaks out into tears. the oldest tries to stop the youngest, who then comes running to mommy crying.

this is a cycle that may briefly take a different turn of direction, but at the end of the's a cycle that continues.

and i am so exhausted from it. i still repeat to them that they are sisters, they need to help each other and not bicker, but it continues despite my efforts.

my mother says this is normal and will only get worse, especially since they are all girls.

i am not looking forward to it getting any worse.

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