Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I'm waiting.  Patiently??  Not really.  But, I'm waiting.

When I had baby girls, lots of people said "Oh how sweet!  They will be the best of friends!"  (Or something along those lines.)  I only have one brother, so I had never experienced this sisterly friendship everyone spoke of so fondly.  Well, I am still waiting to experience it!!

Do my girls love each other?  Absolutely.  Do they like each other??  Not so much.  At least that's the way it seems.  Especially the two older ones.  They can barely be in the same room without some sort of argument or whining about each other.

Sure there is occasionally an unusual Saturday when they actually get along, but those are very few and far between.  When it does happen, I can almost hear the tick tock of the bomb that will almost certainly be exploding at any second.

I recognize that they have very different personalities and I know sibling rivalry is normal.  But this is not rivalry - this is war!  The only way I have found to keep them from fighting is to keep them separated.  However, most of the time that is simply impossible.  Plus, I don't want to keep them separated.  I want them to coexist peacefully within this Witherspoon family unit.  Is that too much to ask???  Too much to expect????

It's normal.  They will grow out of it.  They will be friends when they are older.  These are all reassurances I have heard and/or told myself lately.  I guess for now all I can do is take a deep breath and keep waiting (patiently or not), praying, and trying my best.

(For those who read these posts loyally - I apologize for the rant.  This is not what I intend for this blog to be.  I usually try to be more upbeat or even a little funny.  Today I am just frustrated beyond explanation.  Your suggestions and virtual moral support are appreciated!)

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