Thursday, April 23, 2009

Personal Space

Sugarplum sometimes has trouble respecting personal space. She wants to climb on you to get your attention. She wants to sit in your lap or stand on your legs. This is all well and good if you're her parent but not so much if you are the 10 year old at the daycare lady's house after school and you're trying to do your homework.

So they've been talking about personal space. How everyone has some and how it needs to be respected. If someone asks her to move from in front of the TV she should. If they don't want to be tackled, she should not instigate a wrestling match.

Apparently SOME part of the message is sinking in, but it's still a work in progress. She seems to understand that her space should be respected but we're still working on the do unto others part.

Yesterday morning while I was in the bathroom getting ready for work:

Sugarplum's Dad: Good Morning baby

Sugarplum: Nooooo

Sugarplum's Dad: Can't I have a snuggle?

Sugarplum: No.. this is MY personal space. Move over Daddy!