E. was hungry. He had a whole plate of broccoli and still wanted to eat more, so I asked him kindly -What do you want: yogurt or fruit?. I suppose to do this because emotional responsible parents that care about their toddlers’ needs ALWAYS allow them to choose ( if it’s possible)
And my emotional responsible son says: I want fruit. Here we go! I’m allowing him to choose, how smart and loving parent I am!
Me: Ok maitia (basque word for dear) do you want banana or apple?
E.: No, I want fruit.
Me: Maitia, banana and apple are fruits. Which one do you want?
E.:I want fruit- now he sounds angry and puzzled.
Me: But banana and apple are fruits, like strawberries or oranges.
E.: Nooooooo, I want fruit!!!! fruit!!!!!FRUIT!!! -screaming the house down in a tantrum 9 on Richter scale.
Me: Sh*t !