Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sharing




Here is my daughter listening to Banana Phone on my computer. See her? She's sitting on her MagnaDoodle, lest anyone try to use it while she's doing something else. At two, kids get so possessive! With really hard work, you can teach them to share, but it doesn't come naturally. Of course not! I remember being a kid, and my mom making me share some plastic baby bottles I had. It was a set of eight, with a little holder to put them in. A little girl came to visit, and my mom told me to give her a couple. Umm... no? Fine. If I didn't share them, she could have them all. Well, let me tell ya. I looked at that little carousel of baby bottles, and I thought, "But they're mine. And they're a set. And they won't be this very awesome set if I give a couple away." Well, I thought something very like that. I clearly remember the feeling. So the little girl went away with a carousel of eight baby bottles, and I stood on my moral ground.

Now, that's not how I grew up, of course. I'd share anything but my husband now. If people have less than me, gee, just say so, and I'm all over the sharing. Our house has been a landing place for displaced family members for years, until finally everyone else realized we'd run out of spare bedrooms. I liked it. The bigger the family commune, the better. But I think it all started when I was about two.... heh. So I suppose I should have slung her offa that MagnaDoodle, but I'm on my third child and tired. I let it slide. I'm feeling properly chastised, and will continue on with the teaching today.

6 comments:

AR said...

Whatta cutie! She'll learn, just like most people do. I know you're a great sharer, 'cuz I have one of your knitting books and part of your needle set. I promise I'll give 'em back soon! LOL!

Carrie K said...

What a cutie pie! It's not so much not sharing her MagnaDoodle, as not allowing it to fall into hands that wouldn't properly care for it. Or something like that. ;)

Wow, that quilt is awesome! Nice hubby.

Nora said...

How cute is she?? I agree with Carrie, she's merely being responsible and looking after HER property...

Carrie said...

lol! You guys are funny =) I'll keep that in mind the next time it looks like she's hoarding something.... thanks!

cps said...

She's so cute and sweet. I think that she's just using it to be higher in the chair:)

Kat with a K said...

So cute! She'll learn. Maybe she's just comfy. :-)