If you have multiple children, you get it. Everything – and I mean EVERYTHING – has to be fair. From the amount of milk you pour into their cups at the breakfast table, to the amount of toothpaste you put on their toothbrushes before bed. (Yes, you read that right.)
I have two boys – aged 5 and 7. They are the definition of brotherly love. They’re crazy about each other! They always want to be near each other, play with each other, and sit next to each other. It warms my heart, so I make sure to take a lot of pictures because it’s just so adorable.
But when they fight…they fight HARD! They fight over all the typical things siblings fight over. Toys, video games, who hit who first…and the list goes on. But sometimes, they fight over the craziest things. Things I never ever thought anyone would ever think to fight over. But they do.
So let’s dive into the crazy, shall we?!
When you order pizza, the whole family wins, right? I mean, everyone loves pizza! But what happens when one child gets a piece of pizza that has less pepperoni than his brothers? A meltdown. That’s what.
This is a tricky one – with various combinations of right and wrong. I can give one Dino and one Bam-Bam – as long as they’re the same colour. I can give both of them Wilma, Betty or Pebbles – as long as both of them get a girl. But if one gets a purple Fred and the other an orange Wilma… all hell breaks loose.
We all know Mater – Lightning McQueen’s best buddy. My guys like Mater so much – we have TWO little toy Maters. Two Maters that look exactly the same. Or do they?! I found this out the loud way…they are NOT exactly the same. They were about to throw down one day because they both wanted the Mater that has his mouth open – not the Mater with his mouth closed.
I try to get in there and floss their teeth every night, and one night my 7-year old decided he’d had enough. He was upset that it took longer to floss his teeth than it did his 5-year old brother’s. I tried to explain that it’s because he has more teeth since his molars had come through. He didn’t think it was fair and suggested I floss his brother’s teeth twice so it takes the same amount of time.
Yes, they fight over who gets more hugs from Mommy and Daddy at bedtime. I happen to enjoy this argument… because it usually means I get to wrap my arms around both of them and we all enjoy a nice, big family hug!
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Author: Linsey De Ruysscher
Linsey is a happily married mother of two living in Plainfield, ON. When she’s not busy chasing her two crazy boys, she’s running her own freelance writing company, Little Miss Creative. In her downtime, she enjoys tea, backyard BBQs, watching Friends reruns, and hanging out with her family and friends. Oh, and candy.