For context see: 2009 A Cup Is Just a Cup! Reality and Illusion
The point I’m sharing today is in-relation to my child’s perspective on ‘tamper-tantrums’. My child has 4 band-aids on his legs from when he had his vaccinations two days ago. He won’t allow me to touch them as it’s been quite a painful process for him – which I will blog about later. So, he’s waiting for these band-aids to fall off and today, one of these band-aids was hanging off his leg. I dared him to pull off the hanging band-aid – he said ‘no’. I double dared him – he said ‘no’. I double DOG dared him – he said ‘no’.
I then ‘sighed’ and started to ‘whine’ to my child, “Can Iiiiiiiiii pull it ….. pleeeeeeeeeeeeese?” He said, “No.”
“PLEEEEEEASE …” I continued to whine, “I waaaaaaaaant toooooooooo….” He said, “No.”
“But Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunter – I really really want to. PLEASE Hunter PLEASE let me do it!” He did not respond. “PLEASE!” I cried. Again, no response. He started ‘purring’ and brushing his face against mine gently which is a game that we play when we cuddle sometimes. He may have seen me smile. I decided to push. “C’mon Hunter. Let me pull that band-aid off – it’s driving me CRAZY!!” And he said, “A cup is just a cup.”