I've gone great lengths to avoid saying that word. ("No Riley, that belongs to Mommy...")
She may have learned it at my gym's daycare. And I don't think that's all she's learned there.
Here's what I witnessed when I picked her up yesterday:
A 2 1/2 year old boy was minding his own business playing with a Thomas the Tank Engine train, when Riley spotted it and ran toward him yelling, "MINE! MINE!"
He ran away, so she cornered him, grabbing the trains from his hands. So he pushed her away. And she revolted by tackling him and attempting to bite his back. At this point, I intervened.
I was mortified. (But maybe a teeny tiny bit relieved she's not a total sissy like I probably was at her age.)
So. How do I un-teach tackling? And biting? And "MINE"? Anybody?