All week, I've been trying (and failing) to write this post. I still don't think I have anything constructive to say, though, so no wisdom to offer. Just a bit of real-life frustration.
All three of them, in similar ways, are driving me up the wall. They bicker non-stop at the moment, especially in the afternoon (quiet times and regular snacks notwithstanding). They really act like they hate each other!
Jenna bosses and is horribly sarcastic (ouch, did I teach her that?) - Morgan whines about *everything* the others do - Rowan gets right up and yells in people's faces, and responds to anything she doesn't like by hitting (or threatening to). *sigh*
I go back and forth between being philosophical about it (they're learning ways of relating that *don't* work, it's normal, they'll get through it just like I got through various patches of wishing I was an only child) and being just so damn frustrated! I can say the psychologically correct things, I can rescript them all day long, I can separate them when it gets too much for me, but ARGH there are times when I Just. Hate. It.
Please please please stop fighting! I feel like everything is broken when you're all so unhappy!
End of rant. ;)