My daughter has been a bit frustrated with her brother lately. While she is usually pretty good about playing with him and sharing her toys, lately it has bothered her that he always seems to be in the way. Part of that is he has his own ideas about how he wants to play with the toys and those are vastly different from the ideas my daughter has about how to appropriately play with those same toys. She likes to have some time to herself where she will read or draw or just play with her toys. However, her brother ALWAYS wants to play with her and do exactly what she is doing and he doesn't understand why she doesn't want him to. We had the following conversation yesterday.
Me: Sweetheart, are you okay?
Her: I just need some peace (she said exasperated)
Me: You do? What's the matter?
Her: My brother. He is driving me crazy. I need some peace from him.
Me: Well, what would you like to do?
Her: Take me to old grandma's* and leave me there so I can have some peace for a while.
Me: You want me to drop you off there for a while and I'll take your brother and go do something else?
Her: Yes, I need to get some peace.
* Old grandma is my grandmother. My daughter has called her that since she could talk as opposed to my mother who is either grandma or new grandma.