Birthdays can be rough. Especially when you’re not the kid getting all the presents. Evie was ecstatic to receive tap dance shoes for an early birthday present. As she started tapping away, you could see the look of pure joy on her face.
Not joyful? My 7-year-old, Dani.
After Evie danced for approximately three minutes, Dani’s strategies began.
Evie, you’ve been playing with those forever. Give me a turn.
Mo-om, Evie isn’t sharing. She needs to share.
If I got tap shoes, I would share with you.
Fine! When it’s my birthday, I’m not sharing anything!
And, as a last resort:
Evie, let’s be friends. You’re my best friend forever, right?
Evie handed over the shoes.
And guess who wanted the shoes the next day?
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Year: Making sure those tap shoes don’t go to waste.