annika's preschool had a really sweet valentine's day party and at the end each student received a heart shaped balloon. as soon as ingrid saw annika's balloon she grabbed it and wouldn't let go. in order for annika to let ingrid have that balloon (and stop ingrid from shrieking every time annika tried to reclaim her balloon!), i told her we could go to the store and she could pick out her very own balloon the next day.
it just so happens i had all three kids the next day when we went to the store. they all got a new 99-cent heart shaped balloon and i thought "good job mom, now each kid has their own special balloon they picked out from the store and there would be no more screaming". and boy was i wrong.
ingrid continued to SCREAM unless she was holding each and every balloon. even if she had 2 of the 4 balloons she would SHRIEK until the bigs would give in and let her hold theirs. i am not sure if it was out of the goodness of their hearts or because they too couldn't take the screaming anymore, but the bigs finally caved and just let their baby sister hold all the balloons.
i am going to believe it was out of the goodness of their hearts.
xoxo, the blad pad