From an email I sent to my sister just last weekend:
Right now I would just settle for five straight minutes of the kids not arguing with one another. The rain doesn’t help I suppose. Do your kids fight? Please tell me your kids fight.
She responded with her typical words of wisdom, but I am greedy. I want yours too. So now that you know my kids really do bicker and sometimes drive me crazy with their incessant argue-argue-arguing over every-every-everything (some days more than others, of course) what do you say?
How do you handle kids and bickering? Do you banish them to separate rooms? Do you make them write essays extolling one another’s virtues? Do you assign them cooperative chores that they must complete together? Share! Or at least just admit that your kids do it (or did it). I am not too proud to admit that I would find some comfort in knowing that too.