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?!