I hate it when my kids argue.
When they were little and they fought I would step in and separate them to give them time to cool off.
As they grew older I’d just say in a calm but firm voice (a.k.a. yelled), “GENTELMAN, SEPARATE!”
Now, I can’t do that.
And it breaks my heart I can’t ‘fix’ it for them.
Husband says I need to step away from the children, because they’re not children anymore and they need to work it out on their own.
Do you know any mother who doesn’t find this heartbreakingly difficult?
They each want me to be on their side.
But I can’t. I’m on both their sides.
I can see both sides of their argument.
What’s a mother to do? L