Thursday, October 18, 2012

the sleepover

My side of the story:
A friend went on an over-night with her husband and dropped her youngest girl (Emma) off at our house. Emma's the same age as Ruby so it was really cute to watch these two play, almost like twins. Unfortunately, Ruby has never had to share with anyone, so it was quite the challenge for her. Emma is the youngest of five and was really patient with my very confident Ruby girl.

Ruby's side of the story:
When Emma came I was so happy to have someone to play with. But sometimes she didn't want to play what I wanted to play. Don't worry though, I was practicing good leadership skills and just made her do what I wanted to do. When I wanted to sit down and have a snack, I would just grab her by her shirt and pull her toward me. If I wanted to read specific books, I would just make sure she was holding the right ones. But, she made me a little angry because she wasn't very obedient. Sometimes she refused to do what I said. Can you believe the nerve?
The second day when I woke up I decided that I was not going to have any more of that nonsense. If she didn't want to be by me, I wouldn't let her. I made sure she stayed away from my toys and me. If she came close, I just held out my hands and pushed.
The thing I didn't understand is why my mom kept getting upset at me! I was the one who was doing everything right, and Emma was the disobedient one! The first day my mom kept saying, "Ruby, Emma doesn't have to do everything you do!" Mom, I was just sharing! Since my mom didn't like it when I was sharing, I couldn't figure out why the second day my mom kept saying, "Ruby you need to share!" But Mom, you didn't like my sharing yesterday!
Anyway, I guess I couldn't do anything right. I was trying to be good, but I just ended up confused.

Emma's side of the story:
Wow. I thought being the youngest of five kids was hard. Never imagined what it was like to hang out with one spoiled child. Couldn't have been more pleased when I saw my mom walk in the door to pick me up. My patience was just about up!

1 comment:

  1. Lol, I LOVE IT! totally laughing right now! Looks like we need to have Ruby over more often!