A Swiper In My Family?

MY VIEWS | | January 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm


My 2 (and a half) year old daughter has been having some real funky traits these days. I am not sure how much of it is the terrible twos or how much of it is going to make her lie on some couch spilling her guts about how her mother led her to this behavior. At first I caught her looking at a little house her sister (4 year old) had made and she came in and declared “I will huff and puff and blow down your house!” and promptly made true to her promise and squashed her sibling’s abode. Then I was not sure whether to be angry or laugh at her actions. I let it go. Maybe that was where I went wrong.

A short while later I caught her “swiping” her sister’s toy and throwing it, and then announcing “You will never find it now” (for those who don’t know this is what Swiper the fox says in Dora the Explorer). If you think that is not bad enough, she then adds a “hahaha” in a deep voice. How on earth is my princess and pink loving (2 things I totally dislike) little girl picking these nuances? Wondering if I should let me be or is this the taste of things to come?

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