Buggie See, Buggie Do
January 21st, 2012
- 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
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.