It all started late one night with a telephone call. My sister wanted to know what would be a good present for my daughter’s third birthday. I didn’t have any great ideas at the time. Actually, I didn’t have any great ideas any time, but that’s beside the point.
The best idea I could come up with was another doll stroller because her little sister constantly wants to play with the one she has now. So, I would pass the blue stroller we have to the little sister and the birthday girl could have the new stroller.
I explained this to the children when the present arrived; but the little sister did not quite get it. She insisted on having the new pink stoller. Well, the older sister can run faster so that settled that.
Now the blue stroller has been offered to the little sister and refused so the big brother takes possession of it. He immediately has it upside down to use as a scoop. Then he had a box tied to it so that it was a dump truck. While the sisters are fighting over the pink stroller he has the blue one folded so it’s an excavator.
The next day it begins again. I take the new pink stroller from the little sister and offer her the blue stroller. Nothin’ doin’. So big brother takes the blue one again and converts our walk around area into a speedway. Of course the big sister joins right in while the little sister carries her baby around and hollers at them. We offer her the blue stroller which she uses for about 5 minutes and then deserts because the big sister left the new pink stroller sit while she used the bathroom. Big sister returns from the bathroom and we start all over again.
Someone suggested to me that I just get another stroller so they each have one. Yoy!