20 Reasons My Kids Fight

It’s five years later and this is still true to this day, but their list of reasons have gotten much longer.

I started this post a while ago (even before “Why is my kid crying”) and whenever I get ready to actually sit and write/post it; my kids inspire me to add to this ever growing list of reasons why they are fighting. Then when I’m ready, there’s a fight or a problem and I just can’t get to it. I’m sure there are hundreds, possibly thousands more, but here is a glimpse into their reasoning.


  1. One of them let the dog in.
  2. One of them can run faster.
  3. We’re reading in someone else’s room tonight.
  4. The rest of the couch is available.
  5. My lap is occupied.
  6. One of them is using the yoga mat.
  7. Someone has to sit in the “way back”.
  8. It’s time to go to school.
  9. Come to think of it, it’s time to go anywhere.
  10. The TV show that is on
  11. The chair/spot at the table
  12. I let them use my computer/tablet/phone.
  13. Someone’s copying someone.
  14. Someone won’t give someone a hug.
  15. Shoes are lost.
  16. We’re watching a soccer game.
  17. They’re sitting next to each other.
  18. My phone rang.
  19. It’s dinner time.
  20. HOMEWORK!! !


62 thoughts on “20 Reasons My Kids Fight

  1. Too funny! Look at that video. They went from just hanging along to hitting each other. I can substitute Zane and Hayley in here! Your list sounds a lot like mine

  2. hehehe. let me see what I can add from just yesterday: Maddy saw the grassy area first; you didn't see the deer, I saw the deer; we're breathing the same air. UGH. 😉

  3. Haha awesome! I remember those days with my brother.
    We're expecting our FIRST, so it'll be yeears before I get to "enjoy" these things. I think writing about it makes it a little funnier (what I mean is, you can at least look back and appreciate that it's just darn ridiculous). 🙂

  4. Haha so funny. I’m ashamed to admit this, but I’m fighting, get mad at my husband for the same level of silliness. So I do understand the kids :))

  5. When we were younger my sister and I used to fight over the silliest things (although we still fight over silly thing now that we’ve in our 20s). One of our biggest arguments was when one of us didn’t wait for the other to watch our favorite TV show. We HAD to watch it together.

  6. I only have one child, but she fights with her cousins like crazy! Every little thing is starting an argument these days

  7. Lol… kids seem to find just about anything to fight about. I love your 20 things they fight about and I am sure you are already able to add more to them. When my husband did daycare in our home for 12 years we had 2 sisters that were in elementary school and had them since they were babies. They kept fighting so one day I made them sit in the same chair and hold hands. It worked for a little bit til one was squeezing “too hard” etc. Sometimes I miss those days, then my granddaughter is here and at 7 everything is so “annoying”. Good times. As long as you can laugh at some point. Great post.

  8. Yep. That sounds about right. My daughter is an only child but I sure have seen this with my nieces and nephews. For that matter, I’ve seen it with my own siblings…even now. LOL

  9. Oh my gosh kids seem like a total riot/pain like 24/7 haha they fight over the most trivial things (but then again so do many adults I know!)

  10. Oh yes! The joy of motherhood… the joy of childhood…
    We survive as mothers and most importantly, our fighting siblings grow into loving adults that cherish the friendships they have with their siblings.
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  11. That video! Totally my brother and I when we were kids! I don’t have any children yet, but man, your list could have been written by my mom about my brother and I. EVERYTHING made us fight. BUT now we are the best of friends!!

  12. My sons were born 20 months apart so their clothes are mostly the same size when they were around 5 years old. The reason they fight? It is because someone wore someone else’s shirt. That is the most common reason – fighting over clothes.

  13. Definitely can relate! I’m going to have to totally agree with all of these. Now that my kids are older its super funny to look back and have a good laugh together.

  14. I help out at lunchtime at a Belgian school nearby and there always seems to be drama on the playground. Kids gossip and make fun of each other unnecessarily! It doesn’t help that my Dutch isn’t that great and I find it hard to resolve conflicts haha.

  15. This is like my kids’ day to day routine. They always fight over any thing. They start and end their days with a fight. It’s like never ending. Can you sense my frustration?! But, I know sooner or later they will get tired of it and will be civil to one another . Lol!

  16. My girls fight each other and then my boys fight each other. Usually always over the same silly things. It’s driving me nuts actually. My girls are 10 months apart and seem to fight non-stop!

  17. Yeah, I have all girls, so many arguments from clothes to combs. They recently had an argument about hairstyles: “I had that hairstyle yesterday! You are a copycat” “No you’re a copy cat!” “No you are the copy cat” “Meany!” “Crybaby.” Your list is so hilarious. But they do eventually reconcile and play together in peace. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hahaha too funny!!! My brother and I fought like crazy when we were kids! There wasn’t one thing we didn’t fight about lol. My parents would make contests with prizes to make us not fight lol

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