Today I was reading a post by Lydia Will that made me sit back and think about things.
Most of our summer days tend to look like those in this post. We spend lots of time with family. My father-in-law, cousins, brother and sister-in-laws. and I feel complete.
There is no better feeling for me than to be surrounded by family.
I love that my husband and I can have this time right now to enjoy all of it!
However, there are some challenges when we all get together. My niece and nephew usually come to visit for a good chunk of the summer. They are fabulous and it is always so fun to see everyone pick up where they left off - no awkwardness - just back to the basics of having fun together. EXCEPT.....that a couple of my kids argue over my niece. Age wise she is right in between them so she looks up to my older daughter, but loves to play with the younger one. My two girls have very different interests and are very strong minded - so when deciding what game to play or what scenario to play out in a pretend game, there is conflict and it usually ends in tears for one of them. I am totally at a loss on how to handle this.....any ideas?