Monday, January 29, 2007

Imagination Station

Addie borrowed/liberated/wouldn't give back a large stuffed puppy from the Kirchoffs yesterday. She played with the dog all night and wouldn't give him up before going to bed. Since the dog (henceforth named Mr. Spotty) looked like it would make a really comfy pillow, I let her take it to bed. This morning when I heard Addie talking I walked up to get her (yes, Lily was the first one up again today). As I got to the top of the steps I heard Addie saying, "I love her soooo much." I opened the door to see Addie talking very intently to Mr. Spotty. (I really wanted to place a very insightful link to an article on Crib Talk here, but I can't find a single one. I'm sure it's not a phrase I made up!)

Later in the morning, Addie took Mr. Spotty and Patrick the Pup (who is much bigger than Mr. Spotty) and started having conversations with them. It goes something like this...

Mr. Spotty - "Help me daddy, I fall down." (Mr. Spotty thrown off couch)
Patrick - "I'll save you." extends paw to Mr. Spotty
Mr. Spotty - "Oh, Thank you."

Mr. Spotty - "I love you."
Patrick - "I love you too puppy."
Addie - "No Lily, no no!" Hits Lily on the head.

Yes, sibling rivalry has reared it's ugly head at our house. This morning Lily was hit on the head, poked on the head repeatedly and also had her hair pulled until she shreaked. Nice. Any advice anyone would like to give on how to get this to stop would be greatly appreciated!

3 comments:

spare the rod, spoil the child said...

the only way to beat aggression is to beat the aggression out if her
not random, but focused beatings of children will help

Anonymous said...

I would suggest selling the eldest to some carnies or gypsies....Clearly the younger child is innocent of any wrongdoing. As a younger sister, I know only too well how often I was the victim of torture, abuse, and not being allowed to play with the cool toys. If Lily is to have any chance, you must rid yourself of the firstborn.

Lily, having already suffered under tyranny, will remember her experieicnes and be that much more understanding to the ones that follow...

Darla, younger sister of Lucifer, I mean David....

(I know Addie is a sweet girl. Perhaps Lily disobeyed the eldest child rule of "Don't even make EYE CONTACT with my toys. They were mine first becasue I was here first!)

(To remedy this, buy Lily a toy that Addie desperately wants, and make her ask Lily for it. Praise Lily when she "shares" the toy. It worked with the nieces and nephews.)

Anonymous said...

I can HEAR Addie saying this in her high pitched "pretend" voice... "I'll save you"....

That kid is a card...