Joshua’s starting to enter a defiant phase. Two of his favorite phrases at the moment are “right now!” and “go away!” It would be annoying if it wasn’t kind of adorable.
The kids are learning to share a lot better but it’s still a source of quarreling. Jieun taught Joshua to, instead of just grabbing things, asking politely and counting to 10. The thing is, he generally skips the asking nicely part, so he’s constantly walking up to people and counting loudly to 10.
The funny thing is, Abby’s started to do this also. (That’s been a curious phenomenon. We expected Joshua to do everything Abby does. But for certain things, Abby’s wanted to do what Joshua is into, and that was a surprise.) So the other morning, both kids were fighting over some toy and both kept yelling at each other, repeatedly, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!” It was pretty funny.