Last week I wrote a post about what a Mum wants. so this week it is the turn of the girls.
I have blogged before about the differences between my two girls and this is never so prevalent as to what they want. In the space of 24 hours, I hear the words "I want" fairly frequently ..... despite my constant reminders to say "may I have" but the difference between the two never fails to make me chuckle.
At the dinner table
Tween : Mom, I want a drink please.
Toddler : Mommy, I want her drink.
Tween : Can I have what you are eating Mom?
Toddler : I want what is on everyone else's plate, except my own.
Tween : I want to watch a dvd, not read a book.
Toddler : I want you to read every single book on my book shelf, twice.
At the painting table
Tween : I want to create something reallly cool.
Toddler : I want to paint over everything, including my own legs, hands and occasionally some paper.
In the playroom
Tween : I really want to finish this jigsaw.
Toddler : I want to pinch all of the pieces of the jigsaw and hide them behind the curtains.
In the bath.
Tween : I want to lie in the bath and chill out listening to music on my iPod.
Toddler : I do not want to lie down, instead splash water everywhere while I show you my swimming skills.
In the car:
Tween : I want to watch my dvd.
Toddler : I don't want to watch her dvd. (Thank goodness for dual control)
Tween : I want to sit in the front.
Toddler : I want to get out.
When they are poorly
Tween : I want my Mom.
Toddler : I want MY Mom.
They might want different things at different times but they always want Mom in the end!