Katie built a little farm in the front yard tonight.
She found sticks and wooden stakes and measured off four squares and then put her little farm animals in each square.
She even made a mud hole for the pigs.
Well, she wanted Hannah to play with her, but there was just one problem. Hannah wanted to have one of the pigs.
Now, I’m not sure why the pigs were so important to Katie, but she offered to let Hannah have all the horses or the chicks. But Nanner wanted a pig.
So, Nanner pouted. With nothing to comfort her except for her gardening gloves.
And Katie played alone.
I asked Katie if she wouldn’t rather let Nanner have one pig so that she could have someone to play with rather than having to play by herself. But she wanted both pigs. And normally I would make her share a pig with Nanner, but I knew that given time, she would feel guilty for being a pig hog.
Meanwhile, Nanner is inching closer to the farm, still pouting, mind you, but definitely not playing with the farm, just scooting closer a few inches at a time.
This went on for a good 10 minutes.
And Katie playing alone.
Finally the bargaining started and there was a very deep conversation about farm animals and a lot of “if you let me have this, then you can have this”.
And Katie figured out that it’s more fun to play with a friend and released a pig to Nanner.
And all was right with the world once again down on the farm.