I know I've been posting about contests a lot recently, so let's get back to my life. Are you still with me?
How in the heck do I stop Anya from pushing Ally out of her way to get to me? She's hoarding The Mom! Last night, every time Ally even looked at me, Anya would run to me and climb on me. If Ally was already on my lap, Anya pushed her out of the way. Ally is 2 and a half years older, but she doesn't know how to deal with that. She gets in trouble for pushing back. If she doesn't push back and I have to stop what I'm doing with Ally to discipline Anya and "get her in trouble" or else, it sends Ally the message that Anya can push without getting in trouble. But! When I do it, Anya gets what she wants anyway, which is to put the attention on her instead of Ally. No matter how quickly I do it, she gets vindication. When Rob is there, he tries to help out,, but this is happening a lot lately and it's driving me mad. Most of the time, both kids end up getting in trouble. Anya for starting it, and Ally for retaliating or sometimes taking preemptive action. Help!