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Stop Fighting and Love Each Other Already!

As an only child, I never knew how wonderfully challenging life with a sibling can be.

When BooBoo was born and my eldest became a big brother, I was uber excited for the BFF relationship these boys were destined to have. I thought it was a guarantee - really, I did. No matter what happened in life these boys would love each other and yeah, it made me feel all sorts of gooey inside - then reality set in.


  • In the beginning… 1 of 5
    In the beginning...
  • He touched me first! 2 of 5
    He touched me first!
  • Is that a hug? I didn’t think so either. 3 of 5
    Is that a hug? I didn't think so either.
  • Um, maybe not such a good idea 4 of 5
    Um, maybe not such a good idea
  • It’s love…until it’s not 5 of 5
    It's love...until it's not

My boys love each other, I know they do but they sure have a funny way of showing it. They fight and argue constantly and love/hate/love each other more than a Kardashian. I realized how silly I sounded when I found myself shouting, “Just stop fighting and love each other already!” And that’s just what they did. Not.

They don’t get it. They don’t see anything wrong with fighting over Hex Bugs, wrestling and battling with everything from spoons to action figures until someone gets hurt – and someone always gets hurt. Apparently this is how my kids relate to each other right now. I call it madness; they call it brotherhood.

Everyone tells the sibling love/hate/love thing is normal. Gosh, I sure hope they’re right.

Do your children fight all the time? Please offer your tips and suggestions for creating sibling harmony!

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