Sunday, May 21, 2006

Suffering fools and learning to share

good sharing

Somebody once asked me, on a job interview no less, what I would do if I had a magic wand.

"I'd change that question."

"Well, where do you see yourself in five years?" she continued her probe.

"In your job."

Surprisingly, I wasn't offered employment.

So here I sit in sheer amazement that Annabel's favorite thing is a bit of that old "magic" - literally.

Although It took careful prompting at our yoga class today to convince Annabel to share her coveted toy - A Cinderella magic wand she received last week as part of a plethora of costume playwear - when she finally handed over the pink glitter stick with the metalic finial, she did so without animosity.

It is always kind of exciting to see how toddlers react to the world around them. Little people, who sometimes "get" the basics much more forcefully than the big people. It wasn't beyond her understanding that since the wand was her toy, she could have it for always and her friend could only use it for now.

It is also a little humbling to know that this little bean already seems to have ample logic and a healthy dose of restraint.

Quailities I don't often see in myself.


Andrea said...

Hopefully I can figure out a way to teach my son what your daughter has learned. He's in a huge "Mine!" phase now, and I can't count the times that I've said, "If you can't share it, then you can't play with it yourself." Kudos, Mama!

toyfoto said...

Oh this doesn't have anything to do with ME I'm afraid. It is all thanks to the hard work of the other mommy.