First and foremost let me tell you that I am a very selfish person. While eating I act like I grew up with 10 brothers and sisters and no one ever saved any food for me, I DO NOT SHARE WELL. Alas That was not the case, I was well fed as a child, and now…who am I kidding?! I’m not sure where the trait came from, but you learn to embrace your flaws and then love them, so it is what it is.
Knowing that piece of the puzzle, let me be sure tell you that my son has been running around yelling “MINE!” for the last 2 days and it’s making me cringe! Did I teach him that…? Oh god I hope not.
It’s funny how you pick out the characteristics in others that you dislike and when it comes down to it, those are generally characteristics that we dislike in ourselves. So as this almost two year old creator of chaos runs around like a crazy person I secretly hope that my selfishness is not rubbing of on him and that instead its a result of spending too much time at daycare with the other kids! Reality check… I. KNOW.ITS. ME. TEAR….
I guess all I can do is pay attention and try not to say “mine”, but let me assure you that is harder than it sounds. Especially for me.