Saturday, August 29, 2009

Back Away

The kids have been screaming, fighting, wrestling, biting and insulting each other because Big Kid has decided little kid is standing too close to the tv screen.

(To be fair, little kid is standing too close to the tv screen).


"You not my boss. You don't worry about me," little kid said with a smirk.

Big Kid, trying a calmer approach, "Look, little kid. I'm tryin' to help you. Do you want glasses when you grow up? Is dat what you want?"


"NOOOO! NO AT IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT! You WILL back away from dat screen. You WILL. I'm not lettin' you do dis!!"

"Big Kid, knock it off--now he's only standing there to bug you. It's not your problem."

"It IS A PROBLEM! Him needin' glasses is a problem! He needs to be listenin' to me. LITTLE KID, I SAID BACK AWAY FROM DA TELEVISION. Dat's it...dat's it...." storms over there to engage in physical combat.

I broke it up and Big Kid just stomped off to the other room, with a "Fine, if you two don't care about his needin' glasses, I won't eifer. K? I won't. He's gonna need glasses and you're both gonna wish you could dest listen. Do you hear me? But I don't eben care. "

little kid walked away from the television the moment Big Kid walked away, so I guess the crisis has been temporarily diverted. I feel for Big Kid and appreciate what he's trying to do, he's just not familiar enough with the psychology of little kid to take the correct approach.


Jess said...

Hey, my kids do that, too. Imagine it with more kids.

Kid 2 does something to torment Kid 1. Kid 1 is tormented. Lots of screaming, and yelling. Kid 3 figures it out, and joins Kid 2, which irritates Kid 1 and Kid 2. If Kid 1 had just ignored it in the first place, all would be done and over with.

Kimberly Kihega said...

I've got 2 boys, 6 and 5, who are constantly fighting, screaming, and yelling at each other.

I also have a daughter whose 2 who gets annoyed with them and comes screaming at me about them. It can get on your nerves...alot!

Right now, my boys are playing video games and my daughter is watching iCarly, so all is good. It'll last maybe 5 minutes though!

jennyandcompany said...

my oldest is awful about policing everyone too. constantly correcting my 5yo for everything! makes me crazy.

Smoochiefrog said...

Bless his heart.

It's kinda funny that at the same time I started reading this, I hollered into my girls telling them to back away from the TV.

Lin said...

How cute. He's just watching out for his lil bro & the future of his lil eyes.


AnastasiaBeaverhousen said...

At least you guys are back in school.....we have until a week from Tuesday. Not sure we are gonna make it......

p.s. - you have mail :)

julie & joe said...

My husband thinks your should write a book about the adventures of Big Kid and little kid.

Jennifer said...

You know what is going to happen when Little Kid needs glasses, right? You will never, ever hear the end of it.