Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Protecting Turtle

Had to stare down a four year old yesterday.  She kept offering Turtle a toy then taking it and running away, yelling at him. 

She then screamed out, "He keeps taking my toy!" 

I told her, firmly but kindly, "No.  You keep teasing him with it, following him around and holding it out for him to touch and then pulling it back from him.  It's not the same thing.  You're four.  He's not even two yet.  He doesn't understand, but you do and you should know better."

She tried it one more time, this time pushing Turtle, which prompted a "Back off, kid.  Go away." from big papa.

Her parent(s) were nowhere to be found.  Not surprised.

Welcome to the jungle...

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