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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jealousy

Adam has an intersting way of dealing with jealousy issues. One that he came up with all on his own.

Adam has always loved to snuggle. So sometimes he still gets jealous when I am holding or rocking his baby brother. Or he gets jealous when daddy is throwing the baby up high in the air, because at 4 years old he is getting too big for some of those types of games.

So whenever one of the younger kids is getting some kind of attention that he thinks he would like to be getting he says, "you did that to me when I was a baby, too." I always assure him that yes, I most defiantly did do that to him when he was a baby, and the affirmation makes him happy enough that he doesn't cry or pout over the thing making him jealous.

Now if I could just get him to act so mature when it comes to sharing toys with his sister.....

4 comments:

orangemily said...

Toy sharing is a hard one to tackle!

Principessa said...

Speaking of his sister.... I've heard similar things from her as well. Funny kids.

HeidiPie said...

Mine still says...do that to me too! And when you figure out that last part. Let me know.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

That's good he realizes you loved him as a baby as much as he sees you love your younger children! Cute.