Monday, April 26, 2010

The twins and the toy

"Oh boy, oh boy, is that for us?"

A beautiful sunny day and we took the twins out in the back yard to play with a toy.

Thinking that since they do nearly everything together, they would play with a toy together.

Sure. What on earth was I thinking? I had two daughters, even in the best of times, they don't share.

For awhile I had a glimpse of hope that we would have a tug-o-war game.

But Jillian got the toy away, and it wasn't long before we realized how much she didn't want to share.

Slinky moved in, and Jillian assured her in no uncertain terms that sharing wasn't going to happen.

It was mostly just a mouthy threat from Jillian.

But Slinky was crushed. We brought out a second toy, but it just wasn't the same.

What was most interesting is that after Slinky walked away, Jillian seemed to miss her and dropped her toy to join Slinky at the local watering hole, just to make sure everything was ok.

After the "I'm sorry I yelled at you, sis", Jillian was back to her prize of the day.

No comments: