Hunter and Cavan are constantly in attack mode. Cavan even yells, "ATTACK" and then leaps on top of his brother. I am at a loss as to how to deal with them. Most of the day I am pulling them off of one another, talking sternly to them, full-out yelling at them, smacking bums, smacking hands, putting them into their rooms, putting them into corners.... it just never ends. I have a nagging suspicion this is never going to change.
While in Ross River the boys took advantage of cushions that were able to come off the furniture to make landing pads for leaps off of the backs of the now cushion-less furniture. Cavan tried to make off with one of the cushions and Hunter retaliated with a chop to the arm. I was so mad! Hunter hasn't bit in ages and Cavan finally seemed to be getting past the biting stage. Hunter ended up with a smack on the butt and about 15 minutes in his room. Then just two days later Hunter did it again because Cavan wouldn't take the ice-cream cone (a hat with his stuffed squirrel inside) that he was offering. I was fuming!
I thought that a couple of days apart would do them well. Matt took Hunter into Whitehorse with him overnight to have the truck serviced. All Cavan did was ask for Hunter. And Hunter definitely missed his little brother. While Matt was getting his hair cut, the hair dresser gave Hunter two candies. I guess he ate one and then told everyone he was saving the other candy for Cavan! Matt said he told so many people about it- even an employee at Canadian Tire. He kept taking it out of his pocket to check that it was safe and then sadly he lost it somewhere and was pretty devastated. However, Hunter wasn't even in the house for two minutes before the fists were flying and both boys were in full on attack mode.
Gahh. How am I going to survive raising boys?