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Old 09-28-2017, 11:04 AM
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Default What's The Oddest Item Your DCK's Fight Over?

There's probably some random object in every daycare that is the coveted item.

Here, I have a set of toy metal pots & pans in the play kitchen, and there's one particular lid every child wants to possess. I've had to remove it before, because a physical altercation broke out.

They don't even play with it. They all just know they want it.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:15 AM
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The footstool...why?
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:16 AM
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Oh yea...there is this one tiny piece of light blue crayon
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:21 AM
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The little blue and green babies from the dollhouse. They get hid sometimes. Not as bad as it used to be.

The grumpy bear care bear.

Currently there's a racecar book on the shelf that's been a subject of "mine mine mine" but the car that goes with it was in a mouth yesterday so I took it away to wash it so it's still "drying".

This time last year it was the "boy" baby doll. One of our little girls had just gotten a new brother and since she only wanted to play with the "boy" doll every one else followed.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:24 AM
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A random red counting bear that happens to have a backpack. The rest do not, of course.

He's currently "missing". A missing poster was made. It's hung up in the art room.

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Old 09-28-2017, 11:25 AM
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One tiny little white scoop in the sandbox. One of at least 20 scoops or shovels...they all run to try to get it first.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:41 AM
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A yellow toy train in our vehicle bin. Everyone wants it....then they just hold it.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:03 PM
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A green bangle. One of about fifteen bangles, four of them being different shades of green.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:14 PM
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A plastic fried egg from the play kitchen.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:16 PM
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A plastic fried egg from the play kitchen.
So funny!! Mainly because we have one too, and 20 month old dcg carries it around most of the day!
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:18 PM
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The sun. The bay window in the classroom cast 3 rectangles of sunlight in the classroom in the morning. DCB and DCG used to fight over who could set in the "good" center rectangle of sunlight. Mind you for most of the morning it was big enough for 4 kids to stretch out in.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:22 PM
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The sun. The bay window in the classroom cast 3 rectangles of sunlight in the classroom in the morning. DCB and DCG used to fight over who could set in the "good" center rectangle of sunlight. Mind you for most of the morning it was big enough for 4 kids to stretch out in.
LOL! For the win!
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The hiding spot under the lego/train table. They will stack two high three deep in there!
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:27 PM
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The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn car. I had to get rid of it. Kids were getting punched, bitten, hair pulled...I have never seen kids fight over something like they did over this dang thing. Even the big kids wanted to play with it, but the 2's and 3's were the ones out for blood. I had this for 2-3 years before it suddenly became the toy that they all HAD to have. Of course, when they came in and it was gone, no one even noticed!
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:33 PM
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Who gets to wash their hands first.

The best social spot at the table. The table is like 2' x 4' and I seat six kids at it. I finally pointed out that the table is so small that they are all sitting by each other anyway.

They also fight manage to fight over anything there's only one of.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:46 PM
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Mine once fought over an imaginary ball. They'd been "throwing" it back and forth, and a child claimed to have caught it. The problem was, another child also said he'd caught it. It got ugly.

Kids!!
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:15 PM
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The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn car. I had to get rid of it. Kids were getting punched, bitten, hair pulled...I have never seen kids fight over something like they did over this dang thing. Even the big kids wanted to play with it, but the 2's and 3's were the ones out for blood. I had this for 2-3 years before it suddenly became the toy that they all HAD to have. Of course, when they came in and it was gone, no one even noticed!
Yes, it becomes a WWE Smackdown here some days over this darn car!

Every single day though it is the bottles for the baby dolls. I have enough for each child to have 1. All of them can be laying in the middle of the floor and they will all fight over the 1 someone happens to be holding at any given moment.
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My collander & lemon squeezer.
They're HOT commodities around here
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Right now we have no coveted toys but it's the washing hands first issue here too. Along with who gets to open the gate to the play yard.

Until I had a change over of kiddos, it was bad though. It was never one item that was coveted; it was any item that they didn't have and someone else did. Or we'd be outside and they'd be fighting over who got to hold the worms/slugs/bugs they found.
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Mine once fought over an imaginary ball. They'd been "throwing" it back and forth, and a child claimed to have caught it. The problem was, another child also said he'd caught it. It got ugly.

Kids!!
LOL Yep, I can picture that happening!
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:06 PM
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A random red counting bear that happens to have a backpack. The rest do not, of course.

He's currently "missing". A missing poster was made. It's hung up in the art room.

That's brilliant!
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:38 PM
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who gets to sit on number 6! We have a rug with 10 lilly pads. The number 6 is the one they argue over. I have aggressive little boys, this number has come to blows, scratches, missing hair ect. We now do group time at the lunch table!
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:41 PM
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Play food potato chip.
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My lap. Doesn't matter if a child is happily playing on the other side of the room, if they see me holding another child the tantrums (throw themselves on the floor, wailing and kicking the ground) ensue immediately. I have one DCG who will literally climb on top of another child (like foot to the face climbing) trying to get into my lap. Even my 5mth DCG has started screaming with outstretched arms if she sees me holding another child. It's ridiculous.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:36 AM
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The little red fire truck. They do fine with the big one but the little one causes problems almost every day.
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Who gets to wash their hands first.
Yaaas.

Also: The little plastic lawn chairs. I'm like, "Oh, I see. There are three kids who want chairs and only four chairs between you. No wonder you're fighting."

To be fair, only two of the chairs are pink. To be even more fair, they only fight over ONE of the pink chairs; the other is always left vacant.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:42 AM
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A rug.
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duplo blocks. I have two school buses full of them, and two smaller containers. There are enough to go around...but they don't believe me.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:54 AM
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As for the going first for doing things, we have a rotation. Every day is someone's day....they're first for everything if it's their day. Washing hands, choosing a spot at the table, turning on the light after nap (this one is a HUGE deal here), everything that involves having a turn or choosing something. We go in order of the cubbies--they know whose day it will be tomorrow, the next day, and so on. It has solved a lot of problems.
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The issue we have with the DCK's fighting over is being first. First in line, first to wash, first to have snack, etc.

Being first stopped being an issue with one girl, who now wants to be the caboose every time. It's always something to do with the line. It is what it is.
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A random red counting bear that happens to have a backpack. The rest do not, of course.

He's currently "missing". A missing poster was made. It's hung up in the art room.

Omg, we have a missing Olaf poster too!! Olaf went to the laundry and never came back (code for he's put away with the blankets until they forget and don't fight over it!)
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Literally happening as I type. I cut a piece of blue and white fabric into five smaller pieces for baby blankets. Literally identical, except maybe slightly different shapes. I also have other assorted bandanas and pieces of cloth to use as blankets.

Someone just broken-down into inconsolable tears because she couldn't get a certain piece of the blue and white blanket, even though there's three other pieces available plus the other ones.
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Lunch.

"Banana, me!"
"No, me!"
"No! Banana, me!"

Dudes. I am walking to the table RIGHT NOW with a banana for every kid. When have you NOT all gotten exactly the same food within 20 seconds of everybody else?
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What is it?
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Not my thread hut it's a piece that's connects hot wheel tracks to each other.
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Chunk of wood that they pretend is a cell phone.
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Who will be picked up first on any given day.

As if they have any control over that.
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this week? It was a TINY piece of flubber that fell to the floor during play time. they seriously argued and were shoving each other over who got to put it in the trash
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