My kids are almost 2 and 3.5. They bath together each night. I am also a newly single mom (my choice). My DD is at a stage where she hits and scratches her little brother many many times each day. Then she falls over herself making funny faces trying to make him feel better most times. In the bath she gets his hair wet and upsets him. Last week I told her if she kept doing that I was going to do the same to her, then I do. It resulted in 30 minutes of screaming and tears.
I guess it is too much for her to get the warning? I felt so petty that I splashed her. If I take her out it is tears too. Usually I give two warnings then the plug comes out and the bath is over. That also means tears.
I think part of it is the age and part of it is being newly separated and missing having her dad at bedtime each night. It was easier when I had someone to hand off one of the kids to for a while to focus on putting them down separately. I think she is really tired.
Any advice? I could use it. I cried putting them to sleep last night I was so sad we were all so sad and tired.