Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Golden Rule

This is my Nicky.

He believes strongly in the Golden Rule.  He believes that it is his duty to make sure it is followed and strictly adhered to.  Hence the conversation we had this morning.

Xavier picked up the Sunday comics.  Dominic said, "I should get to read them first.  I got the paper."

Since he had not previously been at all concerned about reading the comics, I just looked at him.  He proceeded to attempt to grab the comics.

I said, "Dominic, you can't grab the comics from Xavier."

Dominic sat back on his heals and very calmly told me, "Treat others the way you want to be treated.  He's grabbed things from me before.  That must be how he wants to be treated."

Ah, the logic of a seven year old slays me.  No amount of talking would convince me that he should not treat Xavier the way he had been treated by Xavier.  He was, however, willing to mind.  I'll take that.

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