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Brother And Sister's Daily Ritual Sends Parents Everywhere Into Tears

Parenting is no easy task. Getting your kids to listen, behave, and get along with their siblings can sometimes be a struggle.

Verlonda Jackson knows how it goes, seeing as her two kids don't get along at all. Or at least, she didn't think they did.

Ava, 3, and Tariq, 5, didn't seem to get along when they were home together before Tariq started school.

"They fight over whose turn it is with the iPad, who has more time with the iPad, and who is better at whatever game they are currently playing on the iPad," Jackson said. "They fight over who got the bigger piece of cake, more frosting, the better plate. They call each other names and dole out insults like “you’re a butt” and “no YOU’RE a butt.” Sometimes the fighting makes me want to scream or cry, or both. I wonder what I’m doing wrong as a parent, and I lament the fact that two of the people I love the most don’t seem to like each other at times."

Date night ☺️

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When Tariq started school, Verlonda was unsure as to how her kids would react. But after the first day, she knew everything would be okay.

“Every afternoon at 4:04 p.m. when my son gets off the school bus from kindergarten, this happens,” Jackson posted. “They greet each other with hugs, kisses, and walk home arm and arm saying things like, ‘You’re my favorite person.’ ‘Thanks. You’re my favorite person, too.’"

I consider myself to be a fairly tolerant parent. I don’t mind spoiling. If my kids don’t want veggies on their plate at dinner I don’t force them to eat it. And I don’t limit their television viewing all that much as long as they read just as many books. There are a handful of things, however, that can tip me over the edge into that dangerous place of rage, sadness, and self-doubt. Not listening is a big one. Whining is another. But nothing frustrates me more than when my kids fight with each other. They fight over whose turn it is with the iPad, who has more time with the iPad, and who is better at whatever game they are currently playing on the iPad. They fight over who got the bigger piece of cake, more frosting, the better plate. They call each other names and dole out insults like “you’re a butt” and “no YOU’RE a butt.” Sometimes the fighting makes me want to scream or cry, or both. I wonder what I’m doing wrong as a parent, and I lament the fact that two of the people I love the most don’t seem to like each other at times. There are days when it seems like the vast majority of their interactions are acrimonious, hostile, and exasperating. But every afternoon at 4:04pm when my son gets off the school bus from kindergarten, this happens.......they greet each other with hugs, kisses, and walk home arm and arm saying things like, “Your my favorite person.” “Thanks. Your my favorite person, too.” As a parent that’s the best I can hope for. That my babies will fight and forgive. That they will practice what it means to be a human with each other. That they will learn when to stand their ground and when to let something go. That they will learn to be siblings, maybe even favorites. ❤️ #Love

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"I pulled out my phone to show my husband, ‘Look, we’re doing something right,’” Jackson told local news. “It was such a pure moment.”

Parents who have seen the video are loving the relationship the siblings share.

"This is adorable! My boys are 18 months apart and fight like crazy ... but never want to spend a second away from each other. I love this post! Also, your children are seriously over-the-top cute!!!"

"This post made me ugly cry tears of happiness. What a great mom & dad y'all are, raising your kids in the way they should go. Thank you for sharing and may you continue to be richly blessed in all seasons!"

"I also have a son and daughter and they are only 15 months apart. They were the same way! The fight but love each other just as much. They are 14 and 13 now and as teens they still fight with each other but when you see the love and how they really are best friends, it’s beautiful. So, don’t worry. you’re a great mother and siblings fight; Just always remind them who will be their lifelong BFF."

Family date night at the pumpkin patch! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Are your kids the same way? Do they bicker constantly but still act like best friends?