I have been meaning to write this post for a while. However, the defacement of public property takes time and proper planning. Also, once my daughter got her mitts on these slap bracelets, she was intent on keeping them all for herself. She is currently going through a phase. To make a long explanation short… she’s becoming a tyrant.
Her favorite persons to terrorize are her older brothers. They will do anything, just to avoid her screaming. She tells them to hold out their arms, and then proceeds to punch their arms. Repeatedly. And they let her. (Sidenote: We are really trying to crack down on this particular behavior.) Big blue eyes, loud laughter, and an infectious smile apparently go a long way, even with siblings. From time to time they fight over toys, but most of the time, toddler math prevails.
For those unfamiliar with toddler math, this is how toddler math works. Toddler gets… everything. Everyone else gets… nothing. Possession is one hundred percent of the law with toddlers, and compromise is out of the question.
Jules from Go Jules Go generously sent four slap bracelets. However, all four slap bracelets quickly became the property of one three-year-old… And the bracelets were only allowed to go exactly where she wanted them. Generally, she wanted them either on herself or on her toys, but she also liked to use them to decorate our kitchen chairs. From time to time she’d order one of her brothers to wear one (briefly) before demanding it back.
For those unfamiliar with toddlers, if Jules had sent 246 slap bracelets, all 246 would be the property of said toddler. For a brief period she was even sleeping in slap bracelets. Then she abruptly decided she was done with them, and cast them aside. Slap bracelets are now dead to her… which is awesome because now I get to use them for all sorts of mischief! Finally!
In conclusion, Jules is clearly onto something… Even the politicians are hopping onboard! Not kidding. CLICK THIS LINK! And I hear they’re also big fans of toddler logic… No worries. I’m not hating on one candidate of the other. I love both candidates equally…
P.S. My apologies for the recent comment delays. Comments are usually my favorite part, but we went out of town both last weekend and the weekend before… More on that some other time.
P.P.S. Tell me what you think of the recent site overhaul. Lie if you must.
*I’m not prejudiced about my daughter. Other people think their kids are cute, but only because they haven’t seen mine. Obviously.