March 22, 2010

Do I need to separate you two?

pillow gray

They've literally been at each others' throats. Gray was already having a "chill out quiet time" when Ivy came over and pummeled him in the eyeball with a Little People.

So she got a chill out quiet time on the couch.

And pretty soon those two [that can not stop aggravating each other] were trying to make each other laugh from couch to chair.

I sat trying to work, while watching over their chill out quiet time, SO FRUSTRATED LET ME TELL YOU but yet so heart bursting at the seams.

This is just the younger two. Mix in the two bigs that know the art of mind control and manipulation and oh the tears, the fighting, the screeching like a girl (they're boys). In a fit of I've had it! I took away the Wii for the week.

And today is the first day of spring break.

We'll be forcing ourselves to have a lot of chill out quiet time and I'm kind of looking forward to it.

28 comments:

  1. Reminds me of the time I came home from work and you and Nate were going at it with weapons. It's part of sibling rivalry but it too shall pass. While watching Ivy and Gray Friday I noticed that she likes to pester her brother and he was really good about taking it from her, but I would make her hug and say she was sorry. I had to hide my smile because it was so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hoping you guys have a safe and "chill" spring break. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. My two are 8 months and 21 months and already make each other giggle uncontrollably so I can only imagine what it will be like when they are older and in "trouble". Hope spring break goes quickly for you and is peaceful :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. We're at the tail end of our spring break (Roo resumes kindergarten tomorrow) so I totally hear you. I can't begin to count the number of times I shouted "just don't touch each other!" this past week. Ack.

    Hope you have some nice, sunny, make-them-go-outside weather this week!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I SO remember doing that with my brother. We would both get in trouble and get sent to our rooms for fighting. Then we were instant allies - sending notes down the hallway to each other in racecars, lifting our screens to peek out the windows to talk, sneaking walkie talkies into our rooms in advance of getting in trouble so we would have them to use... my mom used to get so frustrated too. :)

    My brother and I are extremely close and very good friends now though. A bond formed in trouble-making! :)

    Hope your spring break gets a little more peaceful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. We're having one of those days here, too. I am thinking of sending each of the kids to a different friend's house for the afternoon! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. they ALWAYS make each other laugh then when they're in trouble for making each other cry. ::sigh::

    i cannot remember the last time we used our Wii. it is amazing how much we don't miss it. i really do wonder why we have a television. i just want one to work with a VCR. yep, i said VCR.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ha! The start to your Spring Break sounds a whole lot like how mine started last week! Ours ended great and everybody got along the last couple of days, so there's hope for y'all!!! j/j

    I'm sure y'all will have a great fun filled Spring Break!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ha! My 2.5 year old and my 7 montho old had THEIR first fight today. All over a football. They were sent to their separate "corners."

    ReplyDelete
  10. I bet you will have a great break....just remind them that's it only a week...it could be longer if they don't appreciate it's only a week!

    Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  11. As one of 4, this is unsurprising in the least. And it's pretty common. My grandmother when she was little (and she's one of 4 as well) chased her oldest brother around the house with a butcher knife because he was quoting from her diary! When the older kids lectured her and said they were telling her parents, she sat on the front steps crying and saying, 'You go ahead and tell mama and daddy and they'll kill me. Then you'll be sorry." Siblings!

    ReplyDelete
  12. First day of Spring Break too and fingers crossed they aren't fighting all week.


    A two year and a nine year old sometimes don't mix well. (As you know)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ha! I love how my older girls will be at each other, and as soon as I separate them they are completely bummed about it. They cannot leave each other alone, but their love for one another is deep. It's sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh the joys of sibling rivalry. While it does push my buttons, I do love watching the dynamics involved between my three girls.

    On a side note.... my mom used to sit my brother and I on opposite sides of the couch and we had to sit there until we hugged, said we were sorry and said we loved each other. Um, I believe there were times we were there at least an hour. LOL. Guess our pride won out over just sucking it up and hugging it out.

    ~Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  15. Steph, I just have to say that I always leave your space feeling better. I love your photos and the way you think and how you say things.

    Just wanted to remind you.

    ~me

    ReplyDelete
  16. Holy. Cow. Can I relate.

    Teyla and Connor, in particular, are either the best of friends or the worst of enemies lately.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I can so relate... mine seem to be like magnets, strongly pulled together but forcing energy off each other from time to time...
    Hope you guys have a wonderful spring break :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sometimes quiet time is the best. However, it cracks me up to see that they were trying to make each other laugh while in "time out".

    ReplyDelete
  19. Isn't it so hard when they're picking at each other, then loving on each other, before you get a chance to "adjust" your stress level?

    Mine will say, "Look, we're better now." And I'll reply with, "but Mommy needs a few more minutes..."

    ReplyDelete
  20. Heehee. That's my two youngers, too. Best friends/worst enemies.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ha ha ha!! It sounds like my kids. Big Brother and Big Sister will get into it all the time. There are days when it is constant. And it DRIVES ME CRAZY. So, I tell Big Brother to go play in the other room or I send Big Sister to build with her blocks and then all of a sudden the other child is standing in the doorway and they are laughing at each other. I may have to take a que from you though. I rarely hold Big Sister accountable - I need to do that more.

    ReplyDelete
  22. mine, too, and HOW! the 4yo just took himself to the timeout place on the stairs after punching the 3yo in the teeth. it was a happy-sad moment.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh, yeah. I get this. I just blogged about something similar over the weekend. Sibling"ness" is so maddening and beautiful.

    Hope you all are having a sunshiny spring break.

    ReplyDelete
  24. What do you think about this?
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10165.html

    ReplyDelete
  25. I can't believe this whole time I wasn't following you! Well, I am now!Oh, and totally remember that with my sis growing up!

    http://thepursuitofmommyness.com/

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love that photo. And have I ever told you that I really like the name Gray? I do.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

    ReplyDelete
  27. So cute! I can't get over how Ivy is such a big girl now. She can hold her own with a house full of brothers. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Ours are 28 months and 5 months. Our 28 month old can make our 5 month old giggle uncontrolably just by jumping up and down on the bed.

    Give it a year or two and they'll be ganging up on us; me and hubby won't have a chance...

    ReplyDelete

Your comment is gonna totally make my day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...