Thursday 21 June 2007

Mean Daddy

[Hanging out while Charles and Alice fight over playing with blocks]

Alice: Daddy, can I laugh somewhere else?

Dad: [Not quite penetrating Alice’s diction] You want to walk somewhere else?

Alice: No! I show you! [laughs]

Dad: You want to laugh somewhere else?

Alice: Can I laugh here, or somewhere else?

Dad: You can laugh anywhere you want.

Alice: No!!! You not listening to my words! [melts down]

Perhaps I was too permissive?

Posted by Dad about Alice at 18:10 | Ping URL

Is that anything like my handing Maggie (3 year old) a Go-Tart when I was passing them out to the other 5 kids in the van. She completely shut down and pouted about being given a snack. Mean Auntie Deborah!

Her sister, Zoe, 1 1/2 year old, was perfectly happy to eat the snack and get it all over her face!

Posted by: Deborah on 22 June 2007 at 23:05

Forcing unhealthy processed sugar on a child! Truly, that’s cruel. No child would ever want to suffer that sort of fate.

Posted by: Dad on 23 June 2007 at 14:03
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