Monday, February 16, 2009

Ding Ding...

That's the sound that the girls have been waiting for. Me, falling, sweaty, and beaten down, onto the mat. Whew. Who knew that three little girls could be so vicious to each other? I don't think I've ever encountered a more contentious environment than perhaps, the backseat of my minivan...

Kayleigh "Get your legs off of me"

Taylor" NO! I'm stretching them out, and they look pretty"

Kayleigh: "Well, they're hurting me, and I'm moving them"

Taylor: "No you're not, or I'm going to knock you out"

Kayleigh: "MoooooM, Taylor is threatening me"


Me: "Girls, be quiet or there's no computer time for you this afternoon"

(Girls keep yelling amongst themselves barely fazed by my attempt at threatening)

Baxter: "Hey, guys, listen to your Mother!"

Girls in Unison: "Okayyyyy"

30 seconds later...

Taylor: "Now you get your legs off me Kayleigh"....

I don't know why this is happening to me, but it's been like this constantly for the last week or so. It's always a variation of this, and no it's not just in the car. It's over toys, food, the television. Baxter is just about as put out with them as I am. We've gone through phases like this before, and what we have to do is just be super consistent with our punishment, but dang if it doesn't make us just want to go in our room and lock the door and let them just fight it out like we didn't even hear them. Then, we'll obviously congratulate the last one standing.
You know, I think I'm going to invent a time out room for them with some nice pink rubber walls. And then maybe one for myself too...


aunt kiki said...

HA!!!! This is classic. I remember us fighting it out with mom and dad holed up in the bedroom. I guess it just comes with the territory of having more than one daughter. I think you guys do pretty good at keeping the tide at bay. Just remember, by 17 or 18, they'll be good friends. heh.

Beth said...

Just now reading this. It is not just you. We are dealing with this all the time. It usually gives me a headache to hear them fighting all the time. It does not help when I yell at them back, but I just don't know what else to do. If you figure something out let me know and I'll do the same, but I'm afraid that it is just something that is going to happen.

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