I realize that this will most likely come as a complete shock to most of you, but…the truth is, my girls aren’t perfect. In fact sometimes they can be downright rotten to each other. In the past, I used to (OK, sometimes I still do!) intervene and require them to apologize and be kind to each other. When I do that, each girl does her best to point out how wonderful she is and how horrible her sister is. In the interest of not being an audience, I’ve pretty much learned to just ignore their little spats and let them work it out on their own. Sometimes though, when they get particularly nasty or physical, we still need to intercede.
Unfortunately, my not-so-perfect children were getting on the ferocious side with each other the other night. With a huge sigh, Shaun called them in to stand before them. He started to give them the lecture about how they were sisters and would always have each other so they needed to treat each other with respect. He went on to remind them how horrible the world would be if they didn’t have each other and blah, blah, blah…. After what seemed like hours, KT finally distracted him with a silly question then ran off giggling at the answer to wherever her sister had faded off to during the tedious lecture.
“Did you see that?” Shaun asked with a smug grin, “It was the Wisdom of Solomon.”
“Um…I’m having a little trouble seeing the Wisdom” I had to admit.
“It was all in the strategy” my shrewd husband boasted. “All I had to do was lecture them for so long that they forgot they were fighting!”