“You don’t know how lucky you are.”
Once again I had my three children lined up on the couch after another bout of sibling mayhem.
“I would have given anything to have had a brother or sister. I don’t understand how you can be mean to each other. Your siblings are a gift.”
The looks coming from the couch made me believe my words were landing on the floor in front of them.
I was raised alone. I envied my friends with brothers and sisters, especially older brothers. I promised myself I wouldn’t raise an only child. In my mind, the term should have been lonely child. During these brother and sister brawls, however, I thought maybe I was wrong.
I’m happy to report my children outgrew the fussing and fighting and brawls. As I look back, I can see there was more to it than our children growing up. My husband and I had actually taught them to love one another … without actually planning to do so.
Join me at The Musings of Mum today as I discuss Sibling Rivalry: They Do Grow Out of It as part of the Parenthood, Adult Children, and Lessons in Between series.