I’m lucky, and I know I am. Little Miss and Mister Man love each other. They play well together. They voluntarily spend time together and rarely fight. I don’t often see siblings get along as well as they do. I adore it, and I hope that it continues into adulthood, especially if I keep my nose out of their relationship.
Every once in awhile one will annoy the other one, sometimes to get attention, but usually unintentionally. Unintentionally as in “I’m thinking only of myself and not how you might feel about what I’m doing” – which really is rather normal, I think.
I noticed yesterday when I went to put laundry away that Little Miss had added a couple little notes to her door. I peered closer to take a look and started giggling. I really don’t have to worry about anyone walking over her as she gets older. She knows what she wants, and she’s going to make her opinions known, one way or the other.
“Rules for my room. No taking out my marcks“
Ok, so I have to be honest. I have no idea what “marcks” are, and I forgot to ask her. I’m not sure if this is a reference to toys, if she means trucks, or if maybe it’s bookmarks. Regardless, she’s setting the stage.
“No reading my books“
Why yes, yes this is an issue. As the wee ones play so well together, they have many similar interests. The books they get for gifts or check out from the library tend to be on the same subjects. They actually checked out the same book from their school libraries one week. And so Mister Man will pick up the book she’s reading but has set down for the moment and start reading it himself, frequently losing her place. Apparently she’s had enough.
“No more playing with my toys only your toys“
Apparently she’s had it. Interestingly, to my knowledge, he has never broken any of her toys. I can only imagine that he wants to play with the toys that she’s trying to play with or that he wants to play one game and she wants to play another – with the same toys. Yay imagination and made up games? This would explain why I’ve found them playing in Mister Man’s room the past two mornings instead of playing in her room as they usually do.
So how many days before there are rebuttal notes with rules showing up on Mister Man’s door?