So A and C are sometimes best friends, sometimes best enemies. They have always had the ability to totally get the other one up that ranting and raving path. They can disagree about everything. Literally everything! The one would say its a beautiful day and the other would disagree just to, well, disagree.
So yesterday afternoon they get into the car. Even before I have my door closed the first words fly! So we pick up L and for about 1 minute he gives me the rundown on his day. He has not even said his last words when the nastiness started to happen. About 500 meters on I stopped the car and ordered the two fighters out of the car to walk home. A starts crying and C stares in defiance. I open my door, open A's and order her out - walk around and does the same to C. Gosh the look I got from him! By this time A is hysterical and shaking so I let them back into the car - thinking that the lesson has been learned.
This morning we were not even out of the driveway! After I had to reprimand them twice at the dining room table. So we will have a family talk tonight - this has to stop. As I never had siblings these dynamics are a bit of a mystery to me. Because I can assure you that 10 minutes after the fight the two will be a thick as thieves and playing blissfully.
Help please! Any advice? And do your kids fight like this too?