Friday, October 2, 2009

The Circle of Life

When one of our children is annoyed with a younger sibling about something they used to do to their older sibling, we call this the circle of life. For instance, Nathaniel used to get so frustrated playing with his tracks and trains because Emily kept messing up the tracks. A few years later, Emily would get frustrated with Andrew when she was building a track and he kept destroying it. Now, Andrew gets angry when Daniel breaks his tracks. Eventually, Jonathan will do the same to Daniel. Does it make me a bad mom that I sometimes chuckle at these situations?

Here is another fun example of the Circle of Life:

Nathaniel holding Emily

Emily holding Andrew

Andrew holding Daniel

Daniel holding Jonathan

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