Viola is 9 and a half and Frank just turned 5.
They sure know how to pick a fight.
Here are a few popular phrases that our kids use to start a fight. They work every single time.
Frank to Viola. “I´m stronger than you“. (Usually ends with Viola picking Frank up and carrying him into the bathroom and shutting the door)
Viola to Frank: “We are never going to listen to Gangnam Style again!” (nope not over it yet)
Frank to Viola: “I´m going to take your stuffed animal and hide it so you will never ever see it again”
Viola to Frank: “Tomorrow I´m going to sit in the front of the car on the way to school”
Viola (all dolled up with mascara and lipstick) to me: “No I don´t have to go wash my face ´cause I´m not wearing any makeup”
Viola to me or Jens ( 5 minutes past her bedtime) “I´m just waiting for my Sim to finish dinner so I can take her home, but it takes forever because her date keeps instagraming their food. If I don´t get her back to the house tonight I won´t be able to save my progress. And tomorrow I don’t have any time to play Sims at all because of soccer practice. Please let me stay up a bit longer. It is not fair!”
If we, the parents are up for a fight, this is what we can say to either of the kids to get the party started:
“Today you have to take a shower”.
And then there are also all the classics like fighting over the remote control (computer keyboard). Who will sit where at dinner time. Who´s shirt is the most red. And who get´s to pick the music. And I just turned 35 and Jens is 40 in a few days.