Sarah and Rudy are in cahoots most of the time and always have a trick or two up their sleeves. They obviously love each other and spend a lot of time together but let’s just say that it is not always sunshine and roses between them.
A bond was quickly formed when Sarah started eating real food. Before she came along, Rudy was never given any table food. Now he quickly runs to be by her side when he sees a snack dish in her hand….he also conveniently parks himself at her feet during dinner! She is always more than happy to share her food with her partner in crime…..Even if it means letting him up on the couch when no one is looking!!
Food is one thing that she will happily share with her furry little friend……but there is some real turmoil brewing between these two lately.
Most two year olds are learning to share their toys with other children….it is a tough age where you frequently here shouts of “MINE”……..unfortunately, Rudy is not helping us with this situation.
Rudy has decided that all of Sarah’s toys are up for the taking! He has been confiscating toys left and right…especially those that have small pieces….like Little People sets. I cannot tell you how many Little People we have lost because of Rudy. He snags them and runs under the dining room table and chews them until there is nothing left but some mangled plastic!! At first it was kind of funny, but now poor Sarah has Little People villages with no people to go in them, and missing pieces to her puzzles, bulding blocks that have been destroyed, and the list goes on and on. Now I find myself not buying her toys with small pieces because I know what is going to happen to them.
Recently, Rudy has graduated from Little People and small items to something much bigger…..
Meet our latest victim…..Sarah’s first beloved Baby doll!
She was pretty upset when she saw her disfigured baby. The shrills could be heard for miles I am sure…..”This is not your toy…….it is MINE“
He went right for those little fingers…..good thing we caught him when we did….she might have been missing an entire arm!!
After the situation was under control and the water works came to a stop, Sarah gave Rudy a firm lecture filling him in on the new rules for borrowing her toys, followed by his punishment…..no more dropped food on the floor during dinner and no shared snacks on the couch when Mommy isn’t looking for an entire week!!
Just in case you were wondering…..we have a basket of toys just for Rudy….bones, chewies, stuffed animals, ropes, the works. It doesn’t matter, he still goes after Sarah’s!
One day he will learn his lesson…..I hope soon….we just bought Sarah an adorable pink kitchen for Christmas and you can imagine all the small pieces that will go with it….pots, pans, dishes, utencils, and fake food…….I can see the toy battles between these two already!!