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10 Stupid Things Kids Fight About

When you are a parent of more than one child you know that the arguments between them are often over ridiculous things. Here are just a few of the most outrageous, pointless and stupid things kids fight about!

stupid things kids fight about | happy kids playing on a swing

1. STOP looking at me!
You know those moments when one child wants to torment the other and just stares at them… constantly? Yep that.

2. Those socks are mine!
Because heaven forbid that 2 boys with the same size foot (and identical socks) let the other one wear a pair of theirs.

3. Stop looking out of my window.
Enjoying a family drive and looking out to see the beautiful countryside, only for the silence to be broken by one of the kids telling the child sitting in the middle seat to not look out of their window. Because you know, it belongs to them and how dare anyone else look out of it!

4. They aren’t my jocks!
Oh for fuck’s sake. They belong to one of you. I don’t care which one, just put them away.

5. It’s my turn to pick a movie/hold the remote.
You picked the last show so now it’s my turn. No you picked last time. Oh for crying out loud, just turn it off! And don’t even get me started on the hiding of the remotes so the other children cannot turn it over.

6. Who gets to sit in the front seat of the car.
You would think that there is only one seat in the car and the other child has to walk! No wonder mum banned ‘shotgun’ at school pick up.

7. Who can get in/out the car first.
Because you know, this is absolutely the most important thing that could happen to a child.

8. Your half is bigger than mine.
This is a common one that I’m sure every family has dealt with. My mum came up with a simple solution – one child cuts the cake/treat and the other child chooses their half. This ensures the cutter tries to get it as close to perfectly half as possible!

9. You cheated!
An innocent game can turn into a scene from the Hunger Games, quickly! “I was winning so you cheated”. This applies to board games, PlayStation and believe it or not LEGO.

10. Who can have the first shower.
Yes you read that right! We have two bathroom and this is still an issue for our kids…. everyday!

While these are perfectly acceptable and reasonable arguments in the eyes of my kids, they do my head in. Surely at some point these trivial and stupid things kids fight about will stop OR perhaps it’s just Karma paying me a visit from my childhood. Sorry Mum.

What stupid things do your kids fight about?

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  1. 06/02/2017 / 6:41 am

    Too true – especially on the bathroom count! So weird!

  2. 06/02/2017 / 7:34 am

    Hehe! My kids have fought about all the above and more! “Why are you looking at me like that!” seems to be a favourite argument currently!

  3. 06/02/2017 / 7:50 am

    Absolutely yes!
    Mine don’t fight over who gets in the shower first though – ours want to get in last! That really throws a spanner in the works!

  4. 06/02/2017 / 9:19 am

    We had 2 kids, and almost 8 years apart so most of these arguments occurred…but the front seat one was the one I recall. It was easier with the grandkids because they HAD to use their own carseats (assigned by size) anyway. OH, I am so glad I do not need to negotiate any thing any more!

  5. 06/02/2017 / 10:02 am

    For some reason my kids love to fight over chores. Mr 5 never wants to do what he’s asked… until his 2yo sister wants to put the washing away/put the toys in the box/unpack the dishwasher!

  6. 06/02/2017 / 10:08 am

    Number 1 and 3 drive me insane!!!

  7. 06/02/2017 / 10:21 am

    OMG, so I have to prepare myself for this when Miss 6 months can talk? AHHH

  8. 06/02/2017 / 10:22 am

    Kids are too funny! Yep we get the don’t look out my window and also don’t look at the screen when I am watching the ipad! How come he got new school shoes and I didn’t!! It can be so constant sometimes!!!

  9. Susan Banyard
    06/02/2017 / 10:44 am

    Yep mine do them all
    They also like to argue when we go out on who pushes the elevator button or the crosswalk button first

  10. inthegoodbooksblog ( Michelle)
    06/02/2017 / 11:05 am

    My three daughters fight about the most ridiculous things! It is really annoying! Mine do most of what you’ve mentioned in your post 🙂

  11. 06/02/2017 / 11:54 am

    So glad to read this and know I’m not the only one. My older girls fight about practically everything … give it time and I’m sure Miss 1 will be joining in too. Help!

  12. 06/02/2017 / 12:05 pm

    My son is an only child, but that doesn’t stop him arguing – unfortunately with us, his parents!

  13. 06/02/2017 / 3:49 pm

    When my sibs and I were little, we would often fight about who gets the bigger portions in food or other things. How crazy we were. 🙂


  14. 06/02/2017 / 10:13 pm

    I just have the one so the bickering is contained, if not pushed on to us as parents!

  15. 07/02/2017 / 9:32 pm

    After 22 years of being a mum to five believe me … I have heard it all! Sometimes it’s so hard not to laugh at the fighting because it’s so rediculous!

  16. 07/02/2017 / 11:51 pm

    Oh my gosh I thought my son was SO weird for telling the baby not to look out of his window in the car! Glad to know I’m not alone!! Haha.

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