Now We Are Four!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Greedy Sharing

Once a month, we gather at my in-laws' house to eat Sunday lunch and enjoy each other and the growing number of children in our family.

  
Hugs and kisses for Aunt Lin-Lin

  
Brant showing Lee the ropes with the trains
First picture with Aunt Lala (!)

We only have two little ones right now, and Lee is just beginning to show interest in the toys that previously Brant did not have to share.  Isn't it true that sharing is such an easy concept, as long as we don't have to actually put it into practice?

We heard Brant say many times on Sunday, "I need that one!"  Don't we say the same thing to ourselves?  When we really need to upgrade from our station wagon to a new SUV?  When we can't help out the family down the street because we may need that money for our own safety net later?  Over the past few weeks, I have increasingly been made aware of my need to control my greed.

(And, lest you think I am being easy on Lee...It is just not appropriate to describe in detail what habit he has developed that no one had to teach him about.  I am actively trying to teach him not to bite and eat at the same time.  Let's just leave it at that!!)