Mommy's Monday Ego Booster #64:
Shouts Boy, who has just been reprimanded for unkind words toward Sister:
"I want to be adotered by different people so that I can be the boss and do everything myself."
"You want to be a doctor? Are you going to be able to cook for yourself if I'm not there?"
"No! I want to be ADOCTED by OTHER PARENTS!!!"
She finally gets it:
"Oh, you want to be ADOPTED."
So, I guess he's looking for an upgrade. Any takers??
Actually, this a fairly common occurance these days. Not the adoption request, but the wish for leniency. Jonah has developed a soft spot as of late. When the parental voice becomes slightly elevated, he covers his ears and the water works begin. He doesn't like being shouted at. In reality, our tones are far from shouting. I guess our raised tones are an in-your-face reminder of his wrong doing and he'd rather it go unnoticed and forgotten.
It's a tough spot to be in, trying to discipline and yet get around his tender heart at the same time. Another hurdle in parenthood to jump over and work through. Of course, having been labeled 'sensitive' for a certain portion of my formative years, I can completely sympathize with the little guy.