They’ve started playing together, and they’ve started fighting at the same time. Yikes! The noise level has increased exponentially (as if that were even possible) and there are LOTS of tears 🙂
I’m never sure quite how to handle the drama sometimes, so let’s play a little game called “What Would You Do?”
Scenario 1: Little brother is playing with baby toys (i.e. Mega Blocks). Big brother comes along and tries to “help” little brother build something (in a rather grabby way). Little brother freaks out. What would you do?
Scenario 2: Big brother is playing quietly (it happens occasionally) with dinkies or something similar. Little brother comes along and wants to join in. Big brother freaks out. What would you do?
A little extra background info… Big Brother is quite particular about his things being a certain way and Little Brother has a John McEnroe style temper. Not such a good combo. Combined with my why-can’t-everyone-just-get-along? attitude…it’s the perfect storm.
Advice? How do you force your kids to play together and convince them they like it?!