With three girls close in age, there are fights. A lot of fights. (Dear God, make them stop.) They fight over toys, dolls, stuffed animals, blankets, food (I swear I give them the same thing at the same time).
They fight in typical ways. There’s screaming, yelling, hair pulling, biting, kicking, hitting, spitting, and name calling. We have a new trampoline in the backyard surrounded by a safety net, so it’s like a cage fight in our backyard.
They are all equally guilty of instigating the fights and fighting back. But Penny, has stepped up her game. I think it’s because she’s the smallest, she’s at a disadvantage. Toys can be forcibly taken from her pretty easily. She might hit or bite, but the other two do it harder. So she’s come up with a new tactic when she’s really angry. So far, it’s been used at bed time and focused on Ella, but I expect her to use her new weapon more. It so far has proven highly effective at stopping the fight.
She pees. So far on a book and Ella’s bed (while she was in it). She gets an immediate time out, but her little stubborn pout tells me she’s going to keep this one on reserve. Fortunately, her sisters think it’s disgusting, so I’m hoping no one else decides to add this to their arsenal. I’ll stick with the spitting.
What “creative” ways do your kids fight? Any creative consequences?