What about Me? The Green-Eyed Monster

The Green Eyed Monster has hit my house.  Of course this happened just as I was telling someone how remarkably well Munchkin adjusted to becoming a big sister at the age of 4 1/2.  Now, two years later, she has decided that her little brother is not so much fun.

Apparently I love Bugaboo more and I’m “more nicer” to him than Munchkin. He gets away with everything and never has to do anything. He gets more love, more snuggles, more time, more stuff, and more of everything she wants.

She has started making self-depracating remarks like “I’m stupid” and “You don’t love me.” She also made a statement that she wished her brother’s pak-n-play had a lid on it, with air holes, but so he could not escape.  It has gotten so bad that I asked the school counselor to talk to her.  The counselor seems to think it is jealousy, along with difficulty in expressing her emotions.  So we’re working on that.  In the mean time, we’re trying to learn new “feeling words” and especially ones that are acceptable to say in front of the kids, because “pissed off” won’t go over so well in front of the in-laws.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. lawyerchik1
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 17:18:27

    That title reminds me of that song from the 80s….. Still, I’m thinking “pissed off” is as good a way to say it as any!! =)

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