I'm familiar with the concept of sibling rivalry. That makes sense to me. But this sibling insanity - what I call the constant fighting, bickering, bitchiness aimed at each other ALL. DAY. LONG. - is insane. Why do they do this? I have one sibling, a brother, who is 10 years older than me. We fought (still do) but not like this. Granted, one good punch and he would've knocked me out but still. We didn't do this so it's foreign to me. I now understand why a mother I met long ago said Jagermeister was her best friend and started drinking it shortly before dinner every night. But it's not constant snottiness, which is where I get confused. Sometimes they're as sweet as can be to each other. Do you want a glass of milk? I'll get it for you. Then about 30 seconds later, bam! The bitchiness starts again.
Everyone but me had siblings close in age. Did your parents beat some sense into you? Did they all become alcoholics? What's the cure for this???
I'm reminded of a man I ran into in OCNJ when the girls were just a few months old. He was on the boardwalk and I was pushing the double stroller past him and he said "double trouble!". I was so offended. I said no, double blessing. He started yelling at me. "I have girls! I know whereof I speak!" Mike pretty much had to restrain me from punching him.
Now I'm wondering if he wasn't right.....