Monday, January 29, 2007

If Emma could make us understand....

....I'm fairly certain this is what she would say!

The Toddler's Creed

If I want it, it's mine.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it's mine.
If I can take it away from you, it's mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
If it's mine it will never belong to anyone else no matter what.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks like mine, it's mine.
Even if it is really yours, it's mine.

I tell you this because Emmalee has developed the 'toddler-mine complex.' She's beginning to remind me of the seagulls on 'Finding Nemo' - MINE, MINE, MINE. Everything is hers. And not just things such as toys. Me, Daddy, our laps, the bath. Even today I was taking pictures of Tyler and having her picture taken was "MINE!" So, as you see, she jumped in front of the camera. If you look closely, you can see Tyler's leg. It is actually kind of funny and just goes to show that she is right on target developmentally. I'll be glad when the 'mine' stage goes although that means that she's growing up. Not sure how I feel about that! She is just too funny and I love every moment with her!


terilynnh2000 said...

ahhh, a girl after my own heart

Miranda said...

Shaylee went through her "mine" stage. It was pretty short lived. Now everything is about who's turn it is.