You Don’t Want To Be The Third Musketeer?

Those of you who regularly read my posts know my kids are Things 1, 2, and 3. 

See, in our world, if Dr. Seuss had written about Thing 3, she would be the angelic cousin of Things 1 and 2.  (Angelic? My child? Not.)

I tried convincing  Thing 3 that because there are three of them they should the  Three Musketeers or even the Three Stooges.

Nope. She wants to stay Thing 3, the never-written-angelic-cousin of Things 1 and 2.  

I bet if she knew the antics of the Three Musketeers, she’d change her mind. But then, she’d probably want to be the First Musketeer, not the Third.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael Bradley
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 15:04:29

    From a psychological standpoint, each child will strive to separate their personality from the others. The first child tends to follow the characteristics of the primary care giver, the second, the second influence. The third always tries to be different, because the first two have mastered their roles and the third cannot compete with the same repertoire. Sometimes, they can be the child that acts out for attention. Being good for attention is a positive. I am glad to be the fifth child, because the personalities before me sucked. I am glad they had taken them all before I was born.


    • tonyakerrigan
      Aug 14, 2012 @ 16:07:22

      With mine, I think it’s Thing 2 who’s going to give me troubles later on. Thing 3 acts waaayyy older than her 10 years, but then, she’s also the one who taught herself to read and write and was considered at 1st grade level when she was 3. 🙂


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