Thursday, May 10, 2007

Petite Theft Auto

I mentioned before how Bryce is totally into cars right now and Caroline has never had a huge interest in them. Well, that's not 100% true. Caroline has never had a huge interest in them until Bryce did. Bryce has about 12 little Matchbox cars and often they will get into very loud screaming matches over them. Usually it goes something like this:

"BRYCE, SHARE YOUR CARS!" at which point she'll take as many of the cars as possible

"MOMMY, BRYCE ISN'T SHARING HIS CARS!" she has almost all of them, Bryce might have 1 or 2

All the while, Bryce is screaming b/c he had been playing by himself with the cars and someone has just come and taken almost all of them. At which point, I have to tell Caroline she can only have half of them - of course she doesn't understand that concept yet and that is what sharing is about. To her, sharing is an all or nothing deal, I think. Even when I take half and give them back to Bryce, she still ends up with almost all of them. Maybe because while Bryce is playing with them in a more traditional fashion (making them drive and crash), Caroline is stockpiling hers into a basket and carrying them around, making them completely inaccesible to Bryce. Which I think is the goal - to keep them all to herself and NOT share.

And the solution isn't MORE cars because if there were more, she'd want them too. Let me tell you, this is not a fun game to be playing at 6:45am.

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