My kids will compete about anything.
I did some research of the Facebook variety (‘research’, if you prefer), and it seems my kids are not alone in this. Kids will compete over who is first to click their seatbelts, who finds the TV remote first, who can finish eating first, who can take the longest to eat, who got the most food, who can fit the most food in their mouths, who can get to the bathroom first, who can stay in the bath the longest, who can stay awake the longest…
This is a little something for all the competitive siblings out there. Enjoy.
We had a competition about who could eat the most.
I won it when I ate my 27th piece of toast.
We had a competition about who could run the fastest.
I won it when my brother cried because he was the lastest.
We had a competition about answering the door.
I won it when my brother tripped, and fell down on the floor.
We had a competition for who had the loudest roar.
I thought I won, but dad said it was certainly a draw.
We had a competition for who did the funnest dance.
I would have won, but then my brother showed his underpants.
We had a competition about who could get the mail.
My brother won because I got distracted by a snail.
We had a competition about who could best hug mum.
My brother won – he hugged so hard he knocked her on her bum!
We had a competition for who loved the other best.
I won it when I let my brother sleep upon my chest.
(Inspired and illustrated by my six-year-old daughter and my three-year-old son.)
Do your kids compete about anything and everything? What’s their favourite thing to compete about?