Toddler's Rules

Toddlers... I literally spend 24/7 with them., and a good portion of that time is spent with a total of 4 of them, 2 years and under!  Along the way, I've come to learn a few things about toddler's logic.  Primarily, that it's not logical at all.  For example, yesterday, I gave D a cheese slice after she had asked for one. I didn't fold it in half the way I usually do.  ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE!  God forbid that her cheese slice is the wrong shape!  Another time, it was meltdown central because D's Elmo ice pack, for her lunch, would not "open" ... Sorry, kid.  They're just not meant to do that!  It's extremely difficult not to laugh during these little episodes - I can't tell you how much entertainment value there is in watching four kids of this age interact.  They're hilarious!  They're also terrible at sharing.  It's one of those lessons we go over several times.. an hour.  I received this in an email, and I'm sure many of you can confirm its accuracy.  I sure can. 

Toddler's Rules of Possession
1. If I like it, it’s mine.
2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
5. If it’s mine, it must NEVER appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I’m doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine.
8. If I saw it first, it’s mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
10. If it’s broken, it’s yours.

Happy Saturday :)


1 comment:

  1. So true! I have a 2 yr old and I hear "mine" ALL the time..lol they are funny!


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