Monday, March 2, 2009

I Have A Bone To Pick With You Kai-lan

In the past week, Benjamin has picked up a very nasty habit. Whenever he is playing with something, he yells, "mine all mine!" My otherwise very generous boy has started to become a bit selfish. Troubling to both my husband and I, we tried to determine where he might have picked up this not-so-flattering, in fact quite bratty vernacular. As we thought about it, we couldn't come up with a definite source to this new found behavior. As the problem seemed to be getting worse, we chalked it up to turning two. Until, as I was making dinner the other night, Wally called to me, "I know where 'mine all mine' came from Jenn." As I walked into the living room, Kai-lan with her big innocent doe eyes were looking back at me.
To be fair Kai-lan really isn't the problem - it's her buddy Rintoo that I have the problem with and his incessant yelling and carrying on like a spoiled child. As I watched the episode, Rintoo got more and more obnoxious. He repeated the "mine all mine" phrase several times during the episode. In the end, a lesson was learned and Rintoo seemed to be sorry until the next episode when he turned into a bad boy again.
Seeing Rintoo's behavior, I thought he might not have many friends left if he kept this up. I do know he has one less. As of yesterday, no more Kai-lan in this house until Rintoo cleans up his act. Sorry Kai-lan and Ho ho and the rest of the gang, you might want to have a serious talk with your buddy before your left with very few viewers.

1 comment:

Kris said...

If it makes you feel better, Rosie got her "Mine" phase from "Elmo in Grouchland." She had a very long "mine" phase that we are only starting to break out of...although I think it is a very common "2" issue. Her friend, Zallie, has a case of the "mines" as well!