I had this comment on an earlier post on sibling rivalry and I thought it might be interesting to hear what people's answers to this question might be.
"ok so having more than 2 leads to too much fighting? I'm trying to decide on whether to have another one (my current two are 3 and 1)...would rather avoid the constant refereeing if at all possible"
I have to say in answer to this question that I think my younger two (two years apart) would fight the way they are at the moment regardless of whether or not there were other siblings. Over the years different pairings of kids in my gang have really annoyed each other and it is mostly the ones who they are closest to in age.
Would be interested to hear what other's experiences are on this one.