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July 23, 2002 - Tuesday
More than not Harry is a very good brother to Jeremy, often making him laugh and sometimes even playing games with him. But, increasingly, we can also see the early actualizations of sibling rivalry. Harry is, for example, growing increasingly protective of his toys and tends to react with "Jeremy's grabbing" when Jeremy, now on the move, goes near them. I suppose that's understandable when Harry's playing with them, but Harry is also stereotypically responding when he sees Jeremy heading toward something across the room. Harry immediately decides that is precisely the toy that he needed to play with at that moment. It's classic childhood, if not human, behavior. Yet even less savory, every now and then we catch Harry bating Jeremy, putting toys within his grasp, then calling out "Jeremy's grabbing." Oh, and it's only just the beginning.

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