I don't know if anyone with 3 and 5 year olds and beyond are experiencing this but for those who are - my condolences and sympathies!
It's driving me NUTS at the moment.
For every moment of consideration, affection and love between my girls at the moment (and there is plenty - bless!) there is also the ugly competitiveness. This has only really reared its' head in a big way in the past couple of weeks.
'I've got one of these and you don't'
'My orange (segment) is bigger than yours'
'Me and X have *insert colour shirt/socks/anything* and you don't'
I try very hard to run a fair environment. I just have to be consistent. That is my mantra 'this soon will pass'. Maybe it won't.
I worry that my children as they grow up may feel one of them is loved more than the other. I must really work on that NOT happening. I think I need to spend more one-on-one time with each of them, something that is lacking at present.
It will need to be on the weekend.
I will plan dates/picnics/shopping trips I think?
Swimming lessons ?
Interested to see what other parents do?
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