Friday, June 06, 2008

Our Neighbor

Our neighbor, N, came to play with G tonight. They played together well but neither child has good manners. G doesn't want N to go first and is willing to play in her own room by herself letting N play in the living room by herself. N wants to come inside to play and will ask for something to eat or drink even though she had had supper and is even asked to play dress up in a dress that G hasn't even worn. So I guess both girls need to keep the visits up so they can learn manners. No other way to learn them and I do want G to know how to be a good hostess.

G needs to learn that it is impolite to not play what your guest wants to play or play even in the same room. Also, she has to learn that it is impolite to go first out the door or in a game. N needs to learn not to ask for something. Or to ask about going into the house instead of playing outside in the jumper which was the reason for coming over in the first place.

The big sister didn't come this time because she had a friend over herself which was good I think. Even numbers are better for girls but big kids don't really work well with little kids. G is always wishing to be someone else. Tonight when N left she was wishing to be N.


I wonder sometimes if that is the result of being an only child. N has a sister and her life looks so much more fun with a sister. But G also wishes to be Kokoum (sp?) from Pocahontas you know the one? The Indian shot by John Smith's friend? She likes when he grabs the necklace as he falls. I tell you G is DRAMATIC if nothing else. So maybe she just doesn't understand that every life there are boring times. Who knows?!

5 comments:

AZMom said...

I think any kids thinks the grass is always greener....

Manners take time. My daughter still is learing at the age of 8, that she needs to play what her friends want when they come over. It's a life long lesson.

My son, I fear, will never learn. It must be a boy thing.

You are doing great with her!

Super Mommy said...

Hehehehe - that is sooo normal for the kiddos to pretend they are someone else. Be patient with Glenys and N and tell them how they should behave - that will help them . . .

Funny story about Kokoum - Jade was obsessed with that movie when she was about 3.5 - when we went to China she told EVERYONE John Smith choked him neck - she was referring to Kokoum - and she would grab her neck!

mommy24treasures said...

yes social skills do have to be learned and its tough sometimes...
So funny about the Drama:)

Vivian M said...

Kerri had a hard time sharing when she first started playing with her friend Erin. She would leave Erin alone in the room and come hang with the adults. Or not share her toys. It took a few playdates and lots of explaining from the Mommies before she understood how to share and that she needed to pay attention to her friend. After that, they became inseparable and are BFF to this day.

The Byrd Family said...

I don't think it is an only child thing. Lottie and Chloe (neighbor girl) clash constantly. They are both leaders...they both want to say "what" they are going to play next...they both ALWAYS want to be the same princess or wear the same princess dress. The fun just never ends at the Byrd's Nest!