My 4.5yo DD loves to tell me that when she is mad at me.
I try to encourage her to use different words, and tell her that it is OK to be mad at me, but she still does not get how hurtful those particular words can sound (even if I know she does not mean it).
Now that she is learning to write, I have to laugh because now when she is mad at me, she writes, "I dont luv mame". Today she used a post-it note and stuck it to me, then proceeded to write, "I luv dady" and "I luv Tes" (her babysitter, who was at the house at the time). I have to admit that it makes me want to roll on the floor laughing
, but that would make her even more angry...OK, this evening I actually did start laughing
, but it was just too funny to resist...I think that I will keep the post-it note...