My kitchen this morning, approximately 8:15. 4-year-old girl and boy twins breaking their fast over bowls of Fruity Cheerios.
Caroline: I’m beating you up, Will!
Will: (cramming a fist full of fake Froot Loops into mouth, close to choking) Noooo, I win! (my best guess of what he probably said).
Mom (puzzled): It’s not “beating you up” it’s “beating you.” And in the name of God’s green Earth, WHY does it matter?
And so it goes. Every day, sometimes by the hour. My twins’ peculiar brand of competition then gives way to nastiness, shoving and yes, even growling. This begs the question: What has created this insatiable desire among my sweet children to win at everything from the mundane (finishing a meal) to the ridiculous (who can produce the biggest spit bubbles)?
Click here to read the rest of this article on Hooray for Moms!
Featured post on: