Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Principle of Sharing

Hadley is learning something new every day.  I love it.  She soaks up every piece of knowledge that comes her way and I soak up all the enjoyment of watching her learn.  Now that she's almost 15 months old and interested in other children, we've started to work on sharing.

This girl has some serious God-given spirit and spunk and she knows what she wants when she wants it.  And by golly, you better be prepared to get it or she will really get onto you.  (Literally, she tries to climb up your leg to get to whatever she's wanting.)

See?  Spunk.

She's not in day care so the only time she's around other children is 1) church nursery 2) gymboree class 3) MOPS nursery.  2 out of the 3 I'm not around to witness how she's acting, but I always get good reports so I'm going with it.  At gymboree, she's pretty independent.  I'm pretty sure she has a little monkey DNA in her (ha..) because she climbs on everything by herself and she's good at it!  But when they bring out the bucket o' out because she will knock you over to get to them!

And she loves sharing the balls!  So weird, right?!  I've seen kids come up to her and take balls right out of her hands and she just looks at them.  (She takes after her Daddy that way.  Me personally, I would have probably grabbed the ball back and bitten the kid for good measure.)  She's recently started putting up a little fuss about it.  No tears, just reaching for the ball and signing "please".  And she's very good at giving the ball away if prompted.

I do work with her at home as well.  As in, she has to share toys with me, I share toys with her etc.  She shares her soggy, already chewed food with me, and begrudgingly I have to share my un-chewed food with her, too.  (Can't I just eat my oatmeal in peace?!  Only if I want it at 10:30 after I've already been up for 4 hours...!)

Just sharing Mom's water...

But, Hadley and I are going to have to have a serious talk here soon.  She's gotten a fever 3 times in the last 3 months (all 3 times have been after she's been in MOPS nursery/gymboree) and I'VE gotten sick every. single. time.  She's hardly been super ill, which I am SO thankful for.  She spikes a pretty nice fever for a couple hours, may be a little extra whiny, sleeps it off and--bam-- she's like brand new.  A day later, I feel a little weird just keeps getting worse.  

Fevers just stink.

She's getting so good at this sharing thing, she's sharing her germs!  I love that she is so smart and learning things so quickly! But, I need her to to learn that germs is just something we don't need to share! ;)

Really, though.  I can't imagine how it would be if she were in daycare.  The horror.

On a completely different note, my blog is getting a mini-makeover.  Hubby is working really hard at making things look a little cleaner and I love him for it!  Thanks, babe!

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