Can Anyone Explain This Phenomenon?
My four year-old daughter's mood for the day appears to be dictated solely by whether she or her younger brother wake up first.
If she wakes up first, she is a wonderful all day long and is in a very good mood. However, if Lil' Tzaddik wakes up first, she will start screaming and misbehaving within minutes of seeing that he woke up first and she will remain in a bad mood for the rest of the day.
I have explained to her that he is not getting to do anything that she is missing during the time he is up. It only means that perhaps he gets to drink his juice and eat his waffle first.
My wife and I have observed this phenomenon over the past few weeks, and on every occurrence, our daughter's mood for the day can be attributed to who woke up first.
Does anyone have any insight or advice on this?