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When I dropped Zachy off at nursery this morning, all his little friends pointed up to a photograph of him that had been placed up on the board in the tweenies room.

Not to single him out or anything.  Although, his behaviour on Wednesday could certainly have warranted that (whole other blog post…)

No, alongside some of the children’s artwork were photos that the staff had taken of the artists going about their work, which they had then pinned up beside the pictures with a little quote from each child underneath.

The craft project had been to stick torn-up carefully cut out pieces of brightly coloured tissue paper onto card to create a lovely summertime scene.

Some summer scenes were more instantly recognisable than others, but this is the toddler room after all and they have hardly had much inspiration so far during this wet and windy June.

I took a moment to read some of the quotes from the other children.

‘my picture is of lovely sunshine and rainbows’

‘I like flowers and summer’

‘my mummy likes beautiful flowers’

‘flowers are pretty’

They were all so sweet and made my heart burst.

Then, my eyes settled in on Zachy’s.

‘Mine flowers. Not anybody elses.’

Ever worry that your child hasn’t quite grasped the whole concept of  sharing  yet?

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  1. Hilarious..heard that every day when my sister in law visited, it got to the point when I wanted to evict both toddler and visitor :-). yeah, toddlers are not always very good at sharing 🙂

  2. That was just brilliant … the punchline was just fantastic … really made me smile. I love the way you wrote this and set the scene. It made Zachy’s comments all the more funnier.

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