Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Buddy and Princess Sparkley are a lot alike, but also very very different. The best example of their differences are apparent during game playing, or when birthday party invitations arrive. Buddy loves winning games. Buddy loves losing games. Buddy just enjoys playing the game. PS usually refuses to play games for fear she'll lose. And she pouts about it during the entire game when she does play. When birthday party invitations arrive, Buddy is excited that there is a party. PS gets upset because she wasn't invited to the party... it doesn't matter that she goes to way more parties (she's 6 and in school and therefore has more parties to go to) than Buddy... it's unfair. Everything is unfair to her. We had to ban the word fair and she keeps trying to wiggle her away around explaining something to us without saying the word fair, it's actually sort of humorus, if it wasn't also so very very annoying. How do you handle the fairness issue?