Piggy Wiggy


  Sammy and Ella have been fighting. A lot. Ella is Ella and generally not super easy to get along with. She angers quickly and resorts to yelling, hitting, and other truly inappropriate methods to get her point across. Until recently, Sammy has dealt with it by ignoring her, or if she can’t, crying to me or Sean that Ella’s done whatever it is. Until recently. I don’t know if it’s the stress of school and the extra tiredness that comes with school,  or Sammy deciding to stick up for herself, or what, but she has started fighting back. Literally. […]

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A new weapon in the sibling arsenal

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 […]

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Let the Name Calling Begin

The girls have begun a new level of fighting.  They are using their words.    Name calling is not something I condone.  It’s mean.  There are more appropriate ways to deal with anger and frustration.  I don’t want them to go to school and call the other kids names.  It’s just not nice.  I’m firm on my belief.  No name calling. There is just one problem.  I’m having a hard time not laughing.  When I hear Sammy yell at the top of her head, “”You’re a baby!”  followed by, “I no baby!  Penny baby!  I Ella!” I have to smile. […]

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