Oh wow. I sure opened up a can of worms with this one!
If you want to get in on the fun (and nasty comments!) head on over to Scary Mommy and read this one!
Here’s a peek…
Imagine this: You have just settled yourself down at your favorite coffee shop with a hot drink and you open up your laptop. A stranger walks up to you and says,
“Hey, let me have a turn on that thing.”
You say, “Um, no. This is MY laptop.”
He says, “No fair! It’s my turn!”
And then he goes and tells on you to the barista. The barista comes over and says, “OK, I think you’ve had enough time on the laptop. It’s time to give your friend a turn.”
And then she takes your laptop away from you. That’s crazy, right?
Well, that’s probably how our kids feel each time we make them share.
Here are 9 reasons why I won’t make my kids share with your kids:
1. I’m not rocking that boat. If my child is absorbed in an activity that doesn’t involve an on/off button, everybody just better back off. I mean, I wouldn’t take away your cake ingredients while you were making a cake, right? The kid is making a cake. If he wants your help, he’ll ask for it.
2. CONCENTRATION. You are reading a book and you have just gotten to the most exciting part where you find out who the killer is and….somebody comes and throws your book out the window. I would feel like a crazy person if I knew I couldn’t get sucked into an activity without someone interrupting me or taking my stuff away. Oh wait, I’m a mom. That happens all the time. OK. My mental state is becoming much clearer to me.
3. I won’t throw them under the bus. I’m not going to be the one to take that pivotal lego piece away from my daughter when she’s obviously creating something…very tall. Her legos. Her rules.