I haven't figured this out yet . . .
We hit up the children’s museum today and while playing in the animal area, G decided to play Veterinarian. Not sure where he learned that because I’ve never seen him do it before, but he very gently checked a stuffed dog and gave it medicine before returning him to his cage.
And then he proceeded to lock his sister in a dog cage.
And then he guarded her from escaping or from me attempting to free her.
Ironically, C enjoyed being in the cage and got upset when I pulled her out of it. She wants the independence to feed herself and to run away from me in public places, but she’s also content in a cage. Crazy.
I had to inform G that his sister isn’t an animal and not to lock her in cages in the future. Could be dangerous. I’ll have to keep the kids away from animal cages for the time being.