Toddler's Rule of Ownership and Sharing

  1. Most of you have probably seen these, but I always thought they were hilarious. So, here they are again:

    1. If I like it, it's mine.
    2. If it's in my hand, it's mine.
    3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
    4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
    5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
    6. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
    7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine.
    8. If I saw it first, it's mine.
    9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
    10. If it's broken, it's yours.
    11. If it's broken, but you are having fun playing with the pieces, it's mine again.
    12. If there is ANY doubt, it's mine.

    Kevin McHugh
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    Yup my kids were just like that...................NO, DON'T and MINE......


    renerian
  4. by   l.rae
    and...STOP TOUCHING ME!
  5. by   cactus wren
    and.....He`s LOOKING at me !!!!!
  6. by   live4today
    Kevin......sounds like the man I'm married to right now.....and he is no toddler......chronologically speaking......but 38 years old!!!
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by kmchugh
    Most of you have probably seen these, but I always thought they were hilarious. So, here they are again:

    1. If I like it, it's mine.
    2. If it's in my hand, it's mine.
    3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
    4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
    5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
    6. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
    7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine.
    8. If I saw it first, it's mine.
    9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
    10. If it's broken, it's yours.
    11. If it's broken, but you are having fun playing with the pieces, it's mine again.
    12. If there is ANY doubt, it's mine.

    Kevin McHugh
    I LOVE those! Don't we have an Adults Rules of Ownership and Sharing? Something like this (feel free to add):
    1. If I like it, I bought it.
    2. If it's on my hand, I'm not giving it back.
    3. If you gave it to me, I'm not giving it back.
    4. If I had it a little while ago, it's still mine and I bought it.
    5. If it's mine, it's still mine. I may pretend that we share but it's still mine.
    6. If it lands in my yard, it's mine.
    7. If it looks just like mine, you have good taste.
    8. If I saw it first, I'm thinking about buying it, don't touch it.
    9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine. And I bought it.
    10. If it's broken, you need to fix it. Because I bought it and you're the man.
    11. If it's broken and you bought it why are you bothering me with this???
    12. If there is ANY doubt, let's buy a new one!
  8. by   CATHYW
    Ya'll are too funny! The toddler rules sound just like my little granddaughter, who is 15 mos. old. She is slick as greased lightning going after something that she wants to make "mine," too!:roll
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I don't know what y'all are talking about. Those are MY rules.

    Heather
  10. by   Just Angi
    My favorite one is, "Mom, he breathed on me!"
  11. by   CATHYW
    Was that you I saw tugging on the other side of that toy with my granddaughter? LOL!:roll
    Last edit by CATHYW on Oct 2, '02
  12. by   dstudent
    You guy's are funny
  13. by   kids
    Hmmm...

    Not seeing much difference between toddlers rules and teenagers...
  14. by   RNConnieF
    The worst is the whine while saying "miiiiiiinnnnneee"

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