Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Funday 2

We met Annie over at Motherhood and More when our eldest daughters were 4 years old and our youngest daughters were 4 months old.  Our occasional playdates quickly morphed into weekly playdates, often times more than once a week, and lots of field trips.  We were two moms who desperately needed adult interaction during the day with kids who, despite being very different in some ways, just clicked.

One day, when the younger girls were close to two years old, we went on a field trip to the Shedd Aquarium.  The girls, as toddlers are wont to do, had ben fighting over possession pretty much the whole trip down (at the time we lived about an hour from the city).  The journey pretty much sounded like this:

Toddler 1: That's MY book.
Toddler 2: No!  It' MY book!
Toddler 1:   It's MY book!

Pause.  Pause.  Pause.

Toddler 2:  That's MY doll.
Toddler 1:  No!  It's MY doll!
Toddler 2:  It's MY doll.

This went on and on and on ad nauseum.

It finally came to a rather annoying head when we heard from the back seat:

Girl 1: That's MY mom.
Girl 2: No!  It's MY mom!
Girl 1:  It's MY mom!!

To distract the girls, which all the books say should be effective with toddlers, I decided to point out the scenery.  "Girls, look,"  I said cheerfully.  "Look at the beautiful lake over there."

Pause.  Pause.  Pause.

Girl 2: It's MY lake.
Girl 1:  No!  It's MY lake!
Girl 2: It's MY mom!!

See how they are.

Blueberry is on the right.

Blueberry is on the left.

Blueberry is on the right.

Another toddler argument, I am guessing.

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