Dont know if you fellow mums do it, or is it just me!!
Everytime my kids start playing, I will stop their fun after a little while. Why? because I know that if I dont, very soon, someone will start crying ..... and its usually one of the younger two.
It seems that, even tho they are having fun, it always gets out of hand. Someone will end up hurt (ie falling, or knocking themself) or the playing gets too much for one of them to take it (too much teasing, too many pranks targetted at one, or ganging up against one, or something along those lines!)
And I simply hate it when there is fighting, squabbling or crying! So even before that can happen, I always tell them to wind down, cut it out, or take a break.
To them: I am stopping their fun. But if I dont, inevitably, one of the above happens, and I hate it. I will get so upset, and then my "verbal diarrhoea" will start!!
Is it me or is it the kids? Does it happen to you too? You think I should continue what I am doing and stop their fun?