It only took me a week, but I figured out the secret formula to dissipating sibling rivalry and frequent tantrums.
I was armed and ready for today. After our morning routine, we turned cartoons off and spent three hours cycling through activities every 30 minutes. We did crafts, puzzles, story time, took a walk, played basketball and then had "free" time, right before lunch.
Mama, of course, is exhausted with so much hands on play-time...BUT we escaped any episodes. Both boys were kind and loving to each other and genuinely enjoyed being with the other.
I snapped these shots during their free play. Alpha and Bravo banned together to hunt dinosaurs with nets.
In case you're wondering where the nets are...the dinosaurs ate them.