- She wanted the purple cup.
- She wanted the other purple cup.
- No, the OTHER purple cup.
|Just some of our purple cups. TOO MANY PURPLE CUPS.|
- Her favourite dress is in the wash.
- She doesn’t want to go to the zoo.
- She doesn’t want to leave the zoo.
- You laughed at something she said.
- You didn’t laugh at something she said.
- You sat on her imaginary friend.
- You laughed when she told you that you sat on her imaginary friend.
- You got a small trolley at the supermarket instead of a big one.
- You got a big trolley instead of a small one.
- She wanted to close the blinds.
- She wanted to open the blinds.
- She wanted to wake up her brother.
- You gave a silly answer to a serious question.
- You gave a serious answer to a silly question.
- You didn’t answer her question the fifth time she asked it (after answering the first four times).
- Nor the sixth.
- Any reason at all.
- No reason whatsoever.
- She’s four years old.
My daughter is four years old. She’s not as emotionally mature as me. (I am emotionally mature. Am too. AM TOO. Shut up.)
In her four-year-old world, these things ARE big deals. These are the few things in life she has some degree of control over.
She spends most of her time being told what to do. How to do it. When to do it. So when she feels like she’s lost control of something she normally controls, she’s not happy about it.
It’s all about perspective.
Is there a toddler in your house? What are some of the reasons they get upset with you?