on sharing

This Kidling is a generous soul. A thoughtful, empathic child who always considers—

Okay, fine. This is a lie. Every last word. At least as it relates to sharing.

You see, Alice is not especially good at sharing. Well, she is great at being shared with. It’s just that she doesn’t realize the importance of reciprocity. Case in point: pillows. The Kidling is an engineer of sorts, and her favorite interior building materials are pillows, couch cushions, and blankets. This weekend:

she was using pillows,

to build a platform,

 in front of the television armoire,

upon which to perch,

in order to add stickers,

to the pirate flag she had attached,

to the armoire door handles,

and created a pulley system,

by which to raise and lower said pirate flag.

Diagram THAT, English teachers.

Tears streaming down her face, Alice came to me in desperation, crying, “Mom! Dad won’t share his pillows. (more tears) I only have two pillows and he has, like, 15 pillows. (many more tears)

Is anyone interested in an actual pillow count?

Alice: 2

The Dada: 3

The injustice of it all.


About The Mamahttp://kidlingville.comProfessional talker, editor, emailer, problem solver, adjunct lecturer, blogger, and mother to the brilliantly absurd Kidling.

8 thoughts on “on sharing

  1. The Mama,
    “A thoughtful, empathic child”…
    “This is a lie. Every last word.”…
    Isn’t she a child? I’m scared…
    Le Clown

  2. Pingback: direction « the book of alice

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