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toddler’s rules of possession

I shared the “Toddler’s Rules of Possession” on Sunday in talking about keeping a healthy perspective on money.  These are not unique to me — I first heard them years ago.  But here they are.  Enjoy!

Toddler’s Rules of Possession

  1. If I like it, it’s mine.
  2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.
  3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
  4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
  5. If it’s mine, it must NEVER appear to be yours in anyway.
  6. If I’m doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
  7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine.
  8. If I saw it first, it’s mine.
  9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
  10. If it’s broken, it’s yours.