Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Green-Eyed Cookie Monster
Sam: "What is it?"
Me: "I will tell you in a minute but it's something we have to share, okay?"
Me: "It's a chocolate chip cookie!"
Sam: "Yea! I don't want to share."
Me: "Sam, there's only one cookie so we need to share it."
Sam: "But I don't want to share it."
Me: "Well if you're not willing to share than neither of us will eat the cookie.
Sam: "But it's hard to share."
Me: "It is hard to share. But both of us want the cookie so we will need to share."
Sam: "But I don't know how to share."
Me: "Well this will be good practice."
Sam: "I know! We can share the cookie! I will have the really big part and you can have the very small part."
Me: "No, I would like to split it evenly."
Sam: "I will share the really little part with you."
Me: "Sam, when I was a little girl, Grammie taught me something about sharing."
Sam: "What was it?"
Me: "Grammie said that if I ever have a cookie and I have a friend near by, I should break it in half and offer them the bigger piece."
Sam: "Okay. So you can break it in half and I'll have the bigger piece."
Alright, Mother. Where do I go from here?
Posted by Amanda at 6:10 PM