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Sep 20, 2010

Good guys, bad guys

A couple of months ago, I wrote about our optimistic toddler. He was seeing everything so positively, and it didn't seem that he would be able to comprehend things that might be negative any time soon.
It looks as if reality is sinking in. Yesterday, while playing with his cars, Daniel asked me: "who is the bad one, who is the nice one?" (yes, cars have personalities in Daniel's pretend play). For the first time as far as I can tell, he wanted to make a story about bad and good cars... He still didn't have much clue about what the bad cars were supposed to do: within a few seconds, the bad cars turned into nice cars.
But it's interesting that the notion of separating into good and bad crossed his mind.

Is it because we have introduced him to a few new movies lately (Toys Story, the Incredibles)? Is it because I had to explain a few times why I needed to lock the door of the car to prevent from theft? Or did they address the issue of good and bad at daycare? Maybe all of the above, and more. Daniel certainly picks up on many clues these days.
In any case, it looks like the time of complete innocence is over. Welcome to the real world!

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