I was busy in the kitchen making a dessert for tonight's meal when I heard crying coming from outside where several children were jumping on the trampoline. One of my little tattle tales came in to proclaim that a sister had hurt Corbin's feelings. So I brought her in where she wasn't allowed to play till she could change her attitude. Several minutes later the little tattle tale came back in and told me "Corbin wants to go back to Oklahoma" (that is where he was born).
REALLY, I was thinking, AND WHO PUT THAT IDEA IN HIS HEAD!! So I brought Corbin in now and took him to a quiet room and said,
"So you want to go to Oklahoma." He started crying even harder and I ask him why. He said so that "people" (siblings) wouldn’t be mean to him and hurt his feelings.
By now I was chuckling on the inside and decided to explore his line of thinking. So I asked him who he was going to stay with. He looked at me and said “You”.
Chuckling out loud now I asked if we were both running away to Oklahoma and he said yes.
I told him we would miss everyone else here, and how about he just tell me when a sibling hurts his feelings and I will take care of it. And besides I had a yummy dessert for supper tonight and we would miss it also. He smiled all big and said O.K., told the offender that he forgave her and ran off to play.
I'm so glad that I don't have to go to Oklahoma today....it would really mess up my plans and I can think of other places I would rather run away to...ummm, like Hawaii!!!