Sunday, December 25, 2022

Little Leo's Urge to Share


 When my 18-month-old grandson, Leo, came to visit me yesterday, I gave him a little rubber squeeze toy, some kind of dinosaur, which he evidently liked and played with a bit. An hour later, when that and other diversions had paled, his father suggested my penlight would appeal to Leo, as it had when he was home.

I lent Leo my penlight, pleasing him. He walked away and quickly returned to hand me the toy I had given him when he arrived. This is fair, he seemed to think. I agreed. 

A skeptic might argue that Leo felt he was trading, trading up, as both his parents are in commerce, but I interpreted it as a lovable urge to share.


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