The art of sharing.
My wife and I attended our two-year-old's first preschool parent-teacher meeting today. (You may remember my thoughts on whether preschool will make my kid a success from earlier this year.) One of her teachers made what was, for me, a really fascinating comment.
Lilia is, they said, a little too good at sharing. They'll often witness her playing with something, only to have it taken out of her hands by another child without her raising an objection.
As someone who has very recently welcomed a second small human into the family, and who has fretted over how Big Sister would take to the new arrival, I confess that I was secretly pleased. It's a nice problem to have. Given the conflicts over toys that are in our near future, it's nice to know that Lilia is prepared to let others have their turn.
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