So, I read on some blog in the last few days that there are mamas out there who have come up with some clever consequences for sibling arguing. I had patted myself on the back and thought to myself (I knew better than to say it out loud!) that Olivia and McIver had had a pretty good run lately of not getting on each other's nerves. That came to a screeching halt yesterday when Olivia decided it would be funny to turn off the television in the middle of a Wii game that McIver and our neighbor were playing. Which led to ... wrestling, slapping and hitting (or so I was told my the three other children present).
Both children had some alone-time and had to write down, and later tell, five nice things about the other child. There are as follows:
Olivia to McIver: Good at reading, good at soccer, good at Plants vs. Zombies, good at Club Penguin and good at school.
McIver to Olivia: Good at math, good at Xbox, good at basketball, good at reading, good at making friends.
Next time I think I'll make them sit on the couch and hold hands for 5 minutes.