This is what dh's cousin said to ds tonight as we were leaving. Ds had never met him before (he lives in another country but is here visiting). As we were leaving, ds was throwing his ball around. The cousin picks it up, and starts telling ds that he can only have it back if he gives him a kiss. I was appalled! Ds just stared at him, and I said "Good for you - you don't ever have to give anyone a kiss if you don't want to", thinking that this would give him the clue to let it go and give the friggin ball back. But then cousin kept saying it, and ds was getting upset. So I picked ds up and said "Let's go get your ball - you don't have to kiss anyone," and he still kept at it! I finally got the ball back and gave it to ds and he walked away. I just couldn't believe that an adult would say that to a 2 year old, especially one that he has never met before! I was really trying not to be rude, but geez, how mean and manipulative is that?
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6/16/03 at 2:35am