As any parent with more than one kid knows, sharing can be a big issue among siblings.
Max is fickle when it comes to sharing with Alexa. Some days he’s great, other days not so much.
Well, the other day, we were watching an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood about Daniel the Tiger having issues sharing with his baby sister, Margaret. Dad Tiger comes over and explains to Daniel that he should try sharing with his sister because they might have more fun by playing together. Dad Tiger explains it by singing, “Sharing with you is fun for me too.”
I thought it was the perfect jingle to remind Max to share with his sister. So I had everyone sing it a few times.
I secretly patted myself on the back for being an awesome mom at teaching life lessons.
A few hours later, we all went out to the supermarket. I bought myself a box of chocolate Belvitas for breakfast. Max must have been eyeing it the entire way because, the second we arrived home, he grabbed the box and demanded to have some.
I told him absolutely not! It was close to his dinner time and I never planned on giving him any of my Belvitas in the first place.
So Max comes up to me and puts a hand on my shoulder (I’m squatting down to put away the groceries). He looks at me all wide-eyed and with a very earnest expression on his face. I have no idea what’s about to hit me. Then he opens his mouth and starts to sing, “Sharing with you is fun for me too. Sharing with you is fun for me too. Sharing with you is fun for me too.”
Let’s just say, he got the Belvitas.