February 28, 2012

mine.

A certain little sass monster has recently become rather possessive.  Her newest favorite phrase? 

"That's mine!"

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This weekend we were at the park.  Ryann was looking for pinecones and "nuts for the 'quirrels."  She was carrying around some sort of nut when a little girl, probably about her age, walked up and stood in front of Ryann.  Ryann's instant reaction, "No!  Don't touch it!  It's mine!"  Sheesh kid!  The poor little girl and her mother were a bit taken back, partially by the comment, and partially by Ryann's verbal skills (the mother's first question after her little gasp was of course, "how old is she?").

That same afternoon while we were walking back from the park, Ryann started yelling out, "No car!  Don't drive on my street!  No, please truck (at least she said please?)!  Don't drive on my road!"  Um?  Your street?  I have no idea what made her think it was HER street.  Chris and I alternated between laughing and trying to to explain that it was not her street.  Not even close since our house wasn't in sight.

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I'm not really sure what sparked this 'everything is mine' mentality.  I know most toddlers display the behavior.  Maybe she has started trying to stand up for herself at Mother's Day Out?  Or possibly in the gym childcare center?  I don't know.  I have noticed her taking an interest in labeling items according to their owners.  Not in a negative way, just more so, "This is mommy's?  This is Ryann's.  It is MY cup.  That drink is Daddy's."

Whatever the case, hopefully her little attitude doesn't get out of control.  And in the meantime, I suggest being careful around these parts, you might get scolded for being on HER street.  :o)

12 comments:

Jenny said...

This cracks me up, because it totally reminds me of my niece last year. Everything was hers, including noises. If she made a cute sound and my brother imitated her, she would scream, "THAT'S MY SOUND!!!" Gotta love toddlerhood.

Lindsay said...

Uh oh! I dread when this phase happens.

Meredith said...

Oh Lord, we're right there with you. Lately, while we're shopping, Lizzy will point a finger at strangers and say, "NO PEOPLE!! NO SHOPPING! MY STORE!"

That and "I WANT!" are about to drive me crazy!

Mason's Mama said...

I can totally relate! Mason is in the "Mine" stage too. He thinks everything is his...even my mascara!

I love her little pigtails. So precious!

Noe said...

omg! That second picture is such a carbon copy of you!...
I pray that one day I'll be able to hear that about a cute lil babe of mine too.. LOL.. I know...selfish...
She is SWEET no matter what!

The Bignon Family said...

Same here!!! Everything has an owner "mommy's" "daddy's" and mostly MINE!!!!

Kelly said...

Glad to know we're not alone. Everything in this house belongs to C. I hear mine, mine, mine eight million times a day. This too shall pass ;)

Sharstin said...

hilarious! i love me a spicy lil gal who know what she wants:) i have one too!

Valerie said...

I can totally relate to this post. My niece is in this phase right now. We are in transition to moving from MO to IA and it has caused us to to have to live with my sister in law for a few months. My niece has become very possessive of her toys & if my son even thinks about playing with a toy (or sitting down somewhere) she is right now say 'No, that is MY toy.' or 'No! I was going to sit there'...but naturally she will get up within a few minutes or throw the toy out after my son has moved on. It is crazy. Good Luck on this stage. My advice would be to just explain it to her...but since my son isn't yet in this stage I don't have much more than that!

Ashley said...

hahaha! I laugh because my daughter right now is really into screaming (at the top of her lungs) MINE! She is 1 1/2. My son however who is almost three is super posessive... when we are driving he yells at cars telling them to move out of the way cause it's mommy's turn. He seems to think I own everything and makes it his mission to tell people. He told a lady at the store to hurry up and move (I was mortified) because his mommy wanted to get in line.

Genevieve said...

Haha, aww that is just too cute! And that last photo of her is just adorable! The ponytails are just too much for me. ;)

suzanne @ pretty swell said...

Oh my gosh that first photo made me laugh out loud! That's often how Lily looks ... like a little bag lady. :) I can SO relate to this post. Love it!