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Raising Ninjas..

My kids fight, my daughter is a Tomboy (which I love) and that is pretty cool for her younger brother but they fight constantly..

I wondered if it was because they watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Ninjago is the new favourite but having banned it and pulled back from TV as a whole they are just seriously physical kids.. It doesn't matter whether playing Pirates, Jungle Games or whatever they end up leaping from things they shouldn't onto items that aren't for landing on. They never walk, they only ever run. They don't stand on escalators they jump the steps like frogs. They have no quiet voices everything is always so exciting!!

I don't even know why I am surprised.. I am not the quietest person and hubby and I are sports nuts (well he has taken a bit of a back seat of late.. ahem yes young man.. get back out there before you are an old man).

Why am I writing this? I needed to and wondered if anyone else has the same issue. What do you do to manage it? I don't have money for gymnastics classes or the likes and I go to the playground to let them run of steam whilst I freeze my butt off but surely they should be able to spend more than a few hours at home without me loosing the plot on them for fighting?


  1. I wish I had the solution......
    I can only offer empathy.
    I know exactly what you mean. It drives me nuts when my two fight all the time!
    Tania xx

    1. Seriously huh?!.. good to know I am not alone x

  2. Its all part of growing up I think.
    Testing the boundaries of what is acceptable / what hurts / what doesn't.
    Just a pity it wrecks moms heads at the same time! ;)

  3. Betty Harrington8 July 2012 at 20:05

    What can you expect, it is in the genes...your brother at the age of 4 and you at 9 were skateboarding down the driveway of our house with a 1 in 9 gradient and a 7' brick wall being the only thing at the end of the drive, that is unless you could negotiate a 90 degree right hand
    bend and hope the garage door was open for the run off !!!!!!! You were not there when Pa handgliding off a hill and landed in a cow!!!!!!!

  4. in a cow?!!!! ouch!

  5. I don't know about the fighting siblings but my son is also very physical. He NEEDS to move, to run and jump and climb and bounce. He is at his absolute happiest when outside. And unfortunately his father and I, in our then childless wisdom, bought a house with NO Yard. So that means daily trips to the park. I do a mums and bubs training twice a week in the park so that manages to kill two birds with one stone.

    It's a really wonderful attribute, to have such boundless energy, but I agree, it's pretty taxing as a mum. I am still so amazed at the young children who sit for seemingly hours with their parents at restaurants. I keep thinking our next child (whenever that may happen) will be placid and easy going, but it's pretty delusional. And then, no doubt, I will be dealing with the same challenges of energetic siblings squabbling.

    1. That you will but I love the personality as I am sure you do too.. the grass is always greener huh?!


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