awww the unfair *mother tears* advantage
My daughter overheard one of my daycare kids screach I hate you at his father one day .. and that dad gave in to his son's demands.. so my brilliant (I'm not biased, Honest) 2 1/2 yr old decided to try it too. She yelled * I hate you!* at me when I told her outdoor play was over and she had to come inside with the rest of us. It really hurt my feelings, eventhough I knew she didn't know what she was saying I said "that makes me really sad to hear you say that, it hurts my heart. It's a good thing I love you enough for both of us" and then I walked away from her. That was pretty much the end of that.
School starts in September and I'm sure she'll come home with the same crap - if not worse. I'm already bracing myself. ..... we need a cringe smiley