HQ has always been a superb big brother who loves his younger sis to bits. When QQ misbehaves, sometimes HQ will successfully talk it over with QQ, and they were best friends again. There were even times after QQ hit him, and I heard HQ laughing it away saying, “It’s okla. I will still like you” :’).
But all this got to stop. I don’t want HQ to grow up always giving in, and QQ a spoilt little brat.
Coincidently last night, while I was sitting behind with the kids and hubby drove us home, QQ acted up (must be the tired sleepy thing) and bit HQ on his toe. (don't ask me how QQ did that, but that's what happened). After looking at HQ's toe, confirming that it's not a strong bite (no deep mark) and HQ quieten down, I turned to QQ:
Mama: Meimei, say sorry to koko.
QQ: *smiled sweetly* I like you, mama…
(here she goes again…)
Mama: Meimei, you bit koko’s leg, say sorry to koko
QQ: Mama… don’t be like that! Don’t look at me like that! *whine*
(she’s jabbing on my guilt button, I know)
Mama: Say sorry to koko, meimei.
QQ: Mama, I want to sit on your lap... Mama!!!
Mama: No, the car is moving. You sit on the carseat, ok. Now, say sorry to koko.
QQ: *whine* Mama, sayang (Malay: love) me, mama!
(Very stubborn leh *wipe sweat*)
Mama: You say sorry to koko, then I will sayang you. If you don’t say sorry, I will be angry with you.
QQ: Mama! Don’t be angry with me! *tried to take my hand and sayang her cheek*
Mama: Then you say sorry to koko. I'll count to three, if you don’t say sorry to koko, then I will punish you. I will flick your mouth. *positioned hand in a flicking position near her mouth*
QQ: *in angry tone* Mouth is use to eat! Mouth is not use to flick!
(I cannot believe she said that! LOL! *pengsan*)
Mama: Mouth is also not used to bite people.
QQ: Mouth is use to bite carrot!
Mama: Correct! But koko is not carrot! Now say sorry to koko. If you don’t say sorry, I will flick your mouth.
QQ : *whined* I don’t want…
QQ: Naughty mama!!! waaa....
Mama: Quick, say sorry to koko.
QQ: I want my pacifier!
(HQ laughed at my carrot remark :-D. wahseh… after calling me naughty, can demand for pacifier some more…)
Mama: You say sorry to koko, then I’ll give you your pacifier.
Mama: Come on, say sorry. I count again, one…
QQ: sorry, koko…
(yay! At last!)
HQ: What? I cannot hear???
(taking advantage of the situation leh… )
QQ: *pout* sorry… koko…
HQ: Say again! I cannot hear! Say lauder, “Sorry, Koko!” like that!
(I’m trying not to laugh here)
QQ: *whine* I say already…
HQ: Say lauder! I cannot hear!
(I can tell that he’s thoroughly enjoying this moment)
QQ: Sorry, koko!
HQ: OK, good girl! Next time cannot bite people, understand?
HQ: And say sorry to mama also, because you call mama naughty.
QQ: Sorry mama…
(I really love this koko :-D)
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