I heard somewhere that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.
Lauryn is at the stage where she wants to do EVERYTHING herself. And, being only 2-1/2, there are still things she cannot do. Every day, before and after meals, I send the girls upstairs to wash up. Every day, I give them explicit instructions on how to do so. Kimber, you turn on the water for Lauryn and give her soap. Lauryn, you wash up and let Kimber help you. Kimber will turn on the water, give you soap and dry your hands. NO FIGHTING!!
Every day there is fighting.
Welcome to my insanity.