Friday, March 30, 2012

Stay Away From My Cupcakes!

For the past few weeks, we've been trying to teach Scarlett about sharing.  I say 'we' but really mean our daycare lady.  Scarlett is a little over a year old and is our only baby in the house.  (I have a 15 year-old stepdaughter who lives with her mom a few hours away).  

When she's at home, everything is hers.  There's no need to share her toys because there's no one to share them with.  At daycare, however, she still thinks all the toys are hers and she tries to take whatever she wants from someone else and doesn't want to share what she's playing with.  

At home we've started working on trading different toys with her and being firm when she tries to take something from one of us (like a cell phone, her favorite).  It's a work in progress and certainly a developmental stage that everyone goes through and I have no doubt that she will master the art of sharing.  She's only 1 for goodness sakes.

But I have to say...even as a grown-up, I totally get not wanting to share.  

I'm not talking about sharing wealth and knowledge and friendship and blah blah blah.

Oh no.  I'm much more petty than that.

I'm talking about cupcakes.

Cupcakes are individual cakes.  They are meant for one person.  They are not meant to be shared.  They are individuals with their own taste, texture and decoration.  It's not a sheet cake to be cut up and passed around to everyone.

I kinda feel that way about some other things in my life.  Some things are just mine.  My thoughts, my ideas, my creative's mine and I don't really want to share it with someone who wants to borrow or imitate them.  To me, that's a bit stalker-ish (is that word?)

So word to the wise...stay away from my cupcakes!

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