Where are your feelings Daddy?

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.


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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9 Responses to Where are your feelings Daddy?

  1. Kathy V. says:

    Oh, god, I’m laughing myself into a frigging asthma attack.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    AWESOME! Little boys with their penis fascinations KILL me. That is too funny!

  3. shannon2818 says:

    Hahaha! Your son is very smart!

  4. galpod says:

    double-like! The things that come out of their mouths sometime, eh? Could you share how you are training him to stop hitting? I have the same problem with my almost-3-year-old and we’re doing time-outs (and the whole kiss-it-better thing), but I’m not sure it’s helping…

    • At 3 (and 4), they are still such impulsive creatures. We also do time-outs, saying sorry and kissing it better, and so on. But I also try to catch them pre-hit (doesn’t always work) and redirect the behaviour into a more appropriate one. Usually the hitting only follows having a toy stolen or being crowded.

  5. Kristen says:

    Can’t. Stop. Laughing!

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