Boys playing too rough for my 2 year old

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Boys playing too rough for my 2 year old
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 9:59am

I'm probably a worry wart, but I was wondering if you let your boys play rough - like wrestling on your living room floor to include little ones?

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 4:46pm
We have that same issue, and same stress! Although they aren't as little, the 5 year age gap between Sean and Devin does make a huge difference. They scare me a lot because they just get out of control so fast.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 4:59pm
Do you let them carry on or do you put a stop to it? Is DH helpful or does he get in there with them and add to the chaos? ... LOL. My SO is not in the position to get involved, but he doesn't try to stop the playing b/c he thinks Cole looks so cute getting in there with his older brothers. I can't win ... ugh.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 8:30pm
Yep, we deal with this too. My boys want to be physical often with wrestling, being rough, etc. Landon tries to play along too but I really stop him from joining in. We have a rule that if they want to play that way, they have to take it upstairs to their room. That usually puts a stop to it but if not, I just try to pull Landon away and keep him occupied with something else. I know it is normal for them to play like this but it is stressful!

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 9:59am
Yes, I agree. Very stressful. I would make the boys go upstairs to play like that, but usually they head to my room - ackk!!! There's carpet in there and my bed is a king size and they love rolling all over that! LOL.

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 12:06pm
I let it carry on until I think it's getting out of control. My dh will usually do the same, stop it when you can tell that someone is going to get hurt.

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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 5:20pm

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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 9:51am
LOL ... yes, they can be pretty ruthless, can't they? Cole is brutal as well - he's a pincher and man! those little fingers are quite strong.

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Fri, 02-03-2012 - 2:09pm

Just thought I would throw my two cents in since there is a 6yr gap between #2 and #3.


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