sharing is nice

We’ve had my niece, Antonia visiting since we came back from Las Vegas.  She is staying with Baca (Grandma) mostly but spends some time around our house as well.  This morning the following episode took place.  I love it because, it is hilarious, and it is such a great example of one frustrating aspect of parenting.  Eli clearly understands the concept intellectually, but fails at the practical application.

Eli: Antonia! You need to share with her. (Miriam.) Remember that Baca said you have to share? Sharing is nice.  Not sharing is bad.  Sharing means give it to her, give it to yourself, give it to her, give it to yourself…  Hey! I was going to have that pig! Give it to me! It’s ours!

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