Buggie See, Buggie Do

January 21st, 2012

It is a well-documented fact that little brothers and sisters like to copy their older siblings.  But, being an only child, I’d never really experienced this phenomenon personally until now.  
It’s quite amazing to behold.  Just in the last couple days, I’ve watched Buggie watch Miss Mouse and then attempt to do the following (with varying degrees of success):
  • Climb onto the couch
  • Jump off the couch
  • Eat with a fork
  • Put on his socks
  • Climb completely inside of a cupboard in our entertainment center
  • Read a book
  • “Drink” from a play teacup

He also likes to “help” Miss Mouse arrange the cards of her matching game.

And, of course, there’s the ubiquitous squabbling over mutually-desired toys and other items.  We have eight sippy cups of varying colors and configurations.  They always — ALWAYS — want the same one.  Ditto for books to read, balls to roll, baby dolls to hug, and cars to race.

This one flows both ways and Miss Mouse is actually the worst offender.  No matter what her baby brother picks up to play with, she instantly swoops in and snatches it from him.  He frequently responds with a physical assault and he’s getting big enough to make his feelings firmly known (though he does follow up with a nice hug).

I have a sneaking suspicion this style of interaction will not be dissipating any time soon.  At least when they’re teenagers they (probably) won’t want to borrow each other’s clothing.

One response to “Buggie See, Buggie Do”

  1. Isa says:

    I don't know. Caroline was always mad at me for doing exactly this kind of stealing–but I couldn't help myself! She had (usually) such good taste! :)

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