They are verbose and articulate and affectionate and declare love for one another with hilarious and dramatic regularity.
But they also bicker.
Oh sweet goddess, can they bicker...
On Twitter this week, I attempted to convey just how they can bicker over NOTHING. How they can bicker over random & ridiculous stuff. (In 140 characters. Impossible.)
To here are some examples...
Of what my three children bickered over yesterday. Just yesterday.
Several items bought at least one of them to tears.
Feet have been stamped, hair has been pulled, doors have been slammed.
You'd be right in thinking that the above snap depicts nothing more glamorous than a grubby mark on a wall. The wall in our dining room. A grubby mark that I was cleaning with one of those Magic Eraser thingos. And the kids wanted to help. And absolute war broke out. Over a mark on the wall.....
And you'd be right in thinking that this lovely image above is a tiny corner of a stale Vitawheat biscuit. I was clearing out various Tupperware containers and gave the kids
stale Vitawheat for morning tea. This bit, featured here, was the cause of great wailing and declarations of unfairness.
Upon packing their toiletries for their holidays, I chucked into the recycling a damp and crushed toothpaste box. And I appreciate that it does have the icon of Dora on it (who is indeed Lexie's hero.) But I did not expect Charlie to go into meltdown and whack his sister over the head in an attempt to claim a bit of wet cardboard.
In an effort to create some calm, I got the Hama beads out after lunch. There are several squares of well loved ironing paper in their Hama bead kit. Several. Identical, they are.So why they had to all bicker the house down over a well used bit of greaseproof paper is totally beyond me. But they did.
I only wish I were joking.
It's not fair.....
Tell me, what do your kids bicker over?
Random crap like mine? Share? Please, make me feel better?