My son has recently started hitting and throwing things when he gets angry. I’m mostly sure that he’s not hitting other children, but he certainly thinks Mom and Dad are fair game. Naturally we are trying to train him out of this disturbing bit of bad behavior.
Last night he hit Daddy on the leg (not very hard) when he was angry about having to come to the table for supper. Not cool, but at least he isn’t hitting like he means it! Below is the conversation that followed.
Daddy: Ouch, you hurt my leg, you need to kiss it better.
Son (Scowling, kisses Daddy’s leg.)
Daddy: You hurt my arm, you need to kiss it better.
Son (Trying to keep scowling, kisses Daddy’s arm.)
Daddy: You hurt my ear, you need to kiss it better.
Son (Starting to grin, kisses Daddy’s ear.)
Daddy: You hurt my feelings, you need to kiss them better.
Son: Where are your feelings?
Daddy: Where do you think my feelings are?
Son: In your penis?
Mommy (Runs into the kitchen laughing like crazy.)
Daddy (Desperately tries not to laugh.): No, your feelings are in your heart.
Son (Singing and laughing.): Your feelings are in your penis!
Well, he’s not entirely wrong.