Hey Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Happy Friday, and I have a fun story to cap off the week for you. And Mama’s Daily Dose is… how to end an argument. Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.
If you have multiple children, or you come from a family where you had siblings, or even just your friends, you know that there’s bound to be arguments and disagreements. And they happen quite often. I’ve really been trying this thing where I try to play announcer instead of referee, which I talked about, and give you an example in Episode 15. But basically, you don’t intervene, you kind of let them work it out. Because at some point in life, they’re going to have to figure out how to work it out. And this story is one of those situations where I just kind of let it play out.
My kids were playing at the neighbor’s house on the trampoline, and my four year old was thirsty. And so there was one bottle of Gatorade left, so we got this bottle of Gatorade, and I said, “Hey, share a little bit with your brother.” And he was not super keen on that. Not surprisingly. Anyways, he takes a few sips, Saxon takes a few sips, and it’s going okay, and we’re starting to walk home. And then my four year old gets super upset, and he is like, just screaming for his younger brother Saxon to give him this Gatorade bottle back and he is just screaming, and Saxon thinks it’s funny…obviously, and he’s kind of laughing. And Anderson’s getting super upset. And the next thing that Saxon does, is he takes this bottle of blue Gatorade, and he just pours it all over his head. So, there is no more Gatorade to even fight over because it is all over his hair and his body. There’s always a way to end an argument. And usually the kids will figure it out on their own.
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