My son currently loves the movie Nemo. His favourite part involves the turtles. My favourite part is the seagulls who cry “Mine, mine, mine!” It cracks me up because it is exactly what I’m hearing at my house!
It doesn’t seem to matter if it involves a toy C isn’t even playing with or might not even like, lately if Q wants it, C goes into Mine mode.
A friend of mine told me about this poem that made her laugh because it was so true. It is indeed! Here it is:
If I like it, it’s mine.
If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.
If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
If I’m doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks just like mine, it’s mine.
If I saw it first, it’s mine.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it’s mine.
If you are playing with something and put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
If it’s broken, it’s yours.
I know this is a stage and it will improve. Still, I got to try, any tips on encouraging sharing out there?