Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What's with the hostility?

Well, we've ventured into the next step in toddler hood, which appears to be inching us ever closer to the "terrible two's. Malaia has asked her first "why", and although she wasn't quite sure what she had said. She said it at exactly the right time, and in the form of a question. Ang and I both did a double take, and started to laugh.

Then a couple of days ago, Ang was folding some of Malaia's laundry. Malaia grabbed one of her sweaters, and when Ang reached out to take it back from her so she could fold it Malaia turned away from her and angrily said "mine".

Then the final event occurred last night when she was sitting in front of her Fisher-Price baby grand piano. I reached out to play a couple of keys when she pushed my hand away and emphatically said "NO". That went on for a couple of minutes because I couldn't believe she had just done that.

I have no idea where she's learning this stuff, but she does have 4 different babysitters in any given week, and 2 of them have their own and different kids, while Malaia is there.

Anyhoo, I've started my quest to try and teach her how to share... we'll see how it goes. She's really starting to take on her own personality and attitude.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with that. Toddlers don't share. Probably not until closer to 3-3.5 do they begin to understand the concept of sharing.