After a year of careful research and study (okay, not really), not to mention outbursts of laughter (and some compassion too), I present to you the 20 reasons why my 4-year old’s feelings are hurt:
#20… He was told to put his shoes and coat on for the 5th time so we could leave for dinner! (Each time, he was asked politely)
#19… He was warned that if he put mascara in his eyes it would burn!
#18… His brother told him to stop touching him!
#17… He was told that it was now 9 pm and time for bed!
#16… He got up from his place at the table and went out to the backyard to play and the table was cleared!
#15… He was told to wash his hands before eating a snack!
#14… Someone said “Good Morning” to him!
#13… His sister looked at him the wrong way!
#12… He was caught putting his mom’s mascara all over his face while he was supposed to be taking a nap!
#11… He was warned, while at the beach in Florida, that the waves were pretty big and could knock him over, so it was important for him to stay back!
#10… His older brother’s bike was too big for him to ride!
#9… It was morning and he didn’t want to be awake, but he woke up and came downstairs on his own accord!
#8… All of the Christmas presents were not for him!
#7… He finished all of his fries and we couldn’t magically produce any more out of thin air!
#6… Someone smiled at him!
#5… It was 20 degrees outside and we told him to go back upstairs and get warmer clothes!
#4… The episode of Spongebob Squarepants ended and we turned the station!
#3… We had to wash his Beeko (aka- blanket) because it had developed a crusty substance all over it!
#2… He woke us up at 2 am and we put him back to bed!
#1… His mom picked up another child, who was younger than him, and he demanded that he was “always the baby!”
Have any reasons why your 4-year old (or any other age, for that matter) has gotten their feelings hurt lately?