Friday, September 12, 2008

Something for me to remember when I'm resisting the urge to bang my head into a bloody mess on the floor

My little sweetpea turns 2 next week. I'll post more later about her, um, delightful behavior as of late; but for now, I'll just repost this little reminder that someone recently shared with me.

The "Toddler's Creed" appeared in the syndicated weekly newspaper article "Families Today" by T. Berry Brazelton. It is a nice reminder of the stresses we feel with normal behavior of toddlers.
If I want it, it's mine.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it's mine.
If I can take it away from you, it's mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
If it's mine, it will never belong to anybody else, no matter what.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks just like mine, it is mine.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Oh my god, I love T. Berry Brazelton. Truly. My daughter is 16, and I haven't heard his name since she was what? Five, maybe. Wow. What a good memory you brought back. Hang in there. At least yours doesn't have car keys (not real ones, anyway. Sigh...)