First Squabbles

It's official, the girls definitely know about each other. They've been smiling at each other for months now but we've now had our first episodes of sibling squabbles to confirm their awareness of each other. 

First one of course had to do with a toy. There were 15 toys on the playmat, but they both decided they wanted the oball rattle. They can't crawl, they can't talk, but that did not stop the two duelling parties for sticking tiny fingers into the oball and pulling back and forth with legs frantically kicking amidst teeny tiny whines and grunts. Sugar won the tussle and Spice cried. I swear I bought two of those balls but I cannot for the life of me find the second one.

It happened again this morning. I had both babies on the bed while getting ready for the day. Spice got fussy so I gave her a paci. Would you know it, Sugar reaches over, removes the paci from Spice's mouth and sticks it into her own mouth without so much as a please and thank you. This leaves Spice in tears and Sugar looking like the proverbial sugar wouldn't melt on her tongue

It's official ladies and gentlemen, we've had our first squabbles. 
PS: Do you see the behavioral trend I see?

5 comments :

  1. My girls have been doing EXACTLY the same thing! Haha! I'm glad I'm not alone! AND, just an FYI, it doesn't matter if you have two of the exact same toy - the only thing that matters is who has the one toy that the other one wants at that exact moment! You can give them each the same toy and the one will throw it down and go for her sister's toy. It's craziness!!
    Have you seed the good in their squabbles yet? My girls sit on their playmat and play tug of war with a blanket and just giggle like it's going out of style! SOOO cute!

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  2. Miss Megan...you are so right! Hate to have to be the bearer of bad news but it only gets worse as they get older. My two(17 months)fight over everything...mostly my daughter trying to get whatever her brother has at any given moment...he's so gentle in nature that he usually just "give-in" but I have been trying to encourage him to "stand-up", respectfully of course, while still trying to allowing them to develop their own personalities and special bond. She's a spitfire I tell ya! (I only pray she can channel that energy in a positive way as she gets older...LOL)

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Sigh. We have a bully too. However, Amelia's favorite thing to do is to push her sister down and pull her hair. Claire's hair is SO interesting to her! I know she doesn't mean anything by it but still! Stop! And there is definitely a LOT of tug-of-war over toys. We say "the best toy is the one my sister has." Doesn't matter if there are 2 of them or not. Good luck with it. If you figure out a secret, let me know!

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  4. So it begins!!!! Miss Molly has always been the more aggressive one in our house. More often then not Luke let's her, but every now and then it turns into a knock out drag out...no kidding!! Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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  5. Our girls have a real back-and-forth, but I always feel like they balance each other out somehow. That's not to say that there aren't sometimes tears, but they more or less figure it out.

    I usually pull two outfits in the mornings, and I let Baby A have first pick. She'll say she wants pink (or whatever), and B - just as happily - says, "I want blue!"

    In other instances, maybe with toys, Baby A is more conciliatory towards B.

    I have discovered, though, that having duplicate toys doesn't *always* work. Sometimes the girls want the.exact.same rattle...no matter that there's an identical one 12 inches away! :)

    All I can say is, enjoy it! Just one of the many unique parts of having twins! :) :)

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