As usual my children have impeccable timing. We are about to go to the mat with school over whether to keep the girls together next year or split them up. We are leaning strongly towards keeping them together for a myriad of reasons.
Just as I has compiled my arguments, found the data to back up keeping them together and got my head in the right place to "go to battle" the girls have found a way to sabotage my plans at school. They have (in the past few days) begun getting into fights at school. Grace bosses Abby around, Abby cries, Grace hits, Abby hits back (or vice versa). Seriously??? I wanted to throttle the both of them. So now I am sure (even if this is an isolated incident) that this will be fuel for schools proverbial fire.
I am hoping and praying this doesn't become a habit. If that is the case then we as a family have to seriously consider splitting them up. The teachers certainly should not have to deal with two siblings in a wrestling match.
The thing that is irking me a little about the situation is the fact that I know these types of "fights" have occurred amongst other kids in the classroom over the course of the year but it was handled different. Just because they are sisters does that mean it is a more serious offense? It seems to me that in the interest of fairness the girls fighting in school should be handled like any other two kids fighting in school. Am I wrong?
Anyway, hopefully it doesn't happen again. Kids...