25 Things That Are Horribly UnJust in My Children's Eyes

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Having three children who are each less than two years apart in age is always ... interesting. Some days, their slight age difference is a blessing. They can play together, happily watch the same movies, and occasionally even include one another during playdates. Other times? It's pretty hellish. The most difficult part being the constant chorus of "it's not fair" and "she/he got more than me." I remember this fight over fairness from my own childhood, but what I'm experiencing now is simply baffling. Here are 25 of the recent injustices my poor children have been forced to suffer. Do you think they'll survive?

1. Ben got approximately a quarter ounce more ice cream than Lily and Evan did yesterday.

2. Lily doesn't like mocha ice cream, so she had one less flavor to choose from for her sundae. 

3. Lily is the oldest, so she will always have watched two years worth more television than Ben.

4. And Ben will always have watched two years more than Evan.

5. Evan got to open his window slightly more than Ben did during the ride home from the grocery store.

6. Lily has had 19 more sleepovers than Ben, and 35 more than Evan.

7. Evan gets to wear glasses.

8. Evan is the last one in the car, so he has to shut the door.

9. Lily is always the first one in, so she never gets to shut the door.

10. The stuffed animal I brought home for Evan last year was slightly bigger than the ones for Lily and Ben.

Children's complaints11. Evan has to wear hand-me-downs.

12. Ben never gets to wear hand-me-downs.

13. I took more video of Evan when he was a baby than I did of the other two.

14. Benjamin has the most letters in his first name.

15. ... and he comes earliest in the alphabet.

16. Lily got to name the grandparents, and the boys have to stick with her pronunciation.

17. Lily has to walk the dog.

18. We don't trust the boys to walk the dog.

19. Ben gets to take grape-flavored allergy medicine.

20. Evan always gets to sit in the middle row because he gets carsick while the others don't.

21. Lily has to do summer reading. 

22. Ben wakes up first and therefore chooses the first show to watch.

23. Lily has known me the longest.

24. Ben gets an older sibling and a younger one.

25. Evan is the baby.

Please tell me my children aren't the only ones who pull this ... please?!


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Jennifer Kralick Bouchard

No you are not, lol . I have two kids , ages five and three. And while they do get along great, they also fight great too.

Moos Diks-Anbergen

...ehhm...I would like to cheer you up, but mine are 19, 17 and 13 and still doing that. More TV time, PC time, stuff, money, food, snacks, place in the car, choises in what's for dinner...
My hopes are for when they're gonna move out..if ever...

Heath... HeatherMQ

I have 3... The youngest is 13 months and has no complaints yet, but his big sisters (7 and 4 1/2) do! Lol

Tracys2 Tracys2

Yes, and I was an only child, so I can't predict what will set them off! :-)

Jamie Sachse

ha ha ha ha ha i love it i go thru it too ;]

Tracys2 Tracys2

(Oh, and my DH is from a family of 5. Most are in their mid-50s. They've only got better at it...)

nonmember avatar kim gavaghan

Oh my gosh! Same here! The most recent one was "its not fair, Danny got shots and I didn't!" They will find anything to complain about! But I guess everyone needs something to tell their therapist about!

Donna Zeigler Roucoulet

Oh definitely not, my kids do it all too!! Nothing is ever fair, EVER!!

Angie Bugaj Stickley

Gotta share something that worked really well for us.  We have two daughters exactly 2 years apart.  When they were really small, we started "first days".  It was easy for us because one's birthday is on an even month and date and the other's is odd month and date so on an even day (the 2nd, 4th, etc.), it was the older one's "first day" and so on with the odd days and the younger girl.  On your "first day" you got to do everything first, like sit in the front seat (when they were older) or pick the tv show but you also had to take your shower/bath first or empty the dishwasher.  Get my point?  It could work with 3 or more kids too, just use a calendar to keep track.  My point is, whenever arguing started on whether who was gonna get to or have to do something, my first words were "who's first day is it??".   Worked great for the most part!

Erika Penzer Kerekes

I have actually been surprised that my kids didn't do MORE of this kind of bickering when they were younger. I know my brother and I did plenty.

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