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"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Thursday, November 20, 2008

call me zebra.

i have become a referee. since casen and grant started coming, i may as well just wear black and white stripes and don a whistle. the fault is entirely my daughter's. she lives to terrorize them, it seems! whatever they have, she takes. toys, bottles, pacifiers. like, constantly. like, as soon as i give her a big, stern speech, she cries, timeout, hugging, apologizing. like, TWO SECONDS LATER! jenny, please forgive me, but i just caught her sitting on grant. grant is wailing away, and ellie is just sitting on him! pinning him to the floor! heaven, help me. i'd like to do something besides scold her all day, but i mostly feel sorry for these boys. any suggestions? is this just something i have to deal with since they are all so small? i know she knows it's wrong. but aside from locking her in her room, i don't know what to do get her to mind her own business. help!

5 comments:

Adam said...

First, I'm not calling the kids dogs, lets just get that clear :) However, dogs will take things away and even lay their head or body on another dog to show territory and dominance. Maybe giving Ellie her own special "territory" (besides her room) that no one can get in will help curve the need to impart pain and misery on the boys. Otherwise, I have a whistle you can borrow :)

Nanna's Place said...

I think she is showing signs of being jealous....When Angela was little she used to torture her brother to get attention. I had to spend extra time with her in hopes that she would understand she doesn't have to be jealous. Hope that helps.

La said...

I have the same problem with Aulora and Joshua. Let me know when you find the solution! ;)

Mari said...

Yikes. These are the things you don't think of when you see those two little pink lines on the pee stick...

Mrs. Murphy said...

this is me, mindy!! just letting u know where i am..