I called my sister last night and when she answered I asked if she was okay, as she sounded tired. "I'm all right," she said. "Jake (my 2 1/2 year old nephew) is just going through an attitude stage. Everything is 'No, Mommy' and 'Mine.'"
Then she told me how Jake has a little play tent set up in the family room and he and Nicole were inside it. He started pushing her out saying, "No Mommy. My tent." Nicole was having none of that and made Jake look at her while she explained that toys were for everyone and they shared their toys. Jake nodded and seemed to understand.
A few minutes later my sister's husband walked in the room and tried to join them in the tent.
"No Daddy," said Jake, pushing him out. "This Mommy and my tent."
Isn't that cute?? Nicole's like, "So I don't think he's quite grasped this whole 'sharing' concept yet."
She'll work on it.