It’s so rare that this kid has any alone time to do just what he wants to do. He has two little sisters, that are almost always wanting to do what big brother does. He plays cars, they play cars. He plays video games, they play video games. He builds something, they knock it down. Chris and I usually have to chime in and mediate, so that everyone gets a turn. I feel like we are always preaching…share, share, share! He tolerates it most of the time, but sometimes he starts acting out. Which usually ends up with him being disciplined. So many times I hear him say, I just want to play by myself. I have taken notice. I feel bad that he gets himself in trouble, because he’s feeling suffocated. Do I ever know that feeling! I’ve backed off the sharing soapbox. Instead, I will tell the girls they need to find another activity and they oblige. It’s really helped to give him his own time and own space, even if it only lasts an hour. I’ve definitely noticed a change in his attitude. We all need a breather now and again.