(the little prince and the tyrants -2- continued) It's a very convenient place because I can cling to it therefore making it easier to resist.
I must say, to be completely honest, that I did enter my "no phase" a few weeks ago.
I say "no" to everything, about everything, about anything (including the things I like) : just to see ... who's boss !
No, I don't want to go to the market with daddy on sunday (we went anyway and I had lots of fun : the funfair was there with the merry-go-rounds)
No, I don't want to go to bed, take my bath, eat, play, obey...
....so the tension rises and my parents deploy the big artillery : they can't afford a trench war or to let me have the last word.
Even worse, I can tell they have formed and alliance and are sticking together. They use the big artillery right away : deep voice, and as a last resort, force !
....And I can't compete with that.
Good thing I found my favorite battlefield : the staircase.
Ok, I do hear their ultimatums (they count to three), sometimes it's even enough to make me raise the white flag (just so I can get a break), but honestly sometimes they push it too far.
I'm telling you they're a vicious bunch !
Not only do they use their authority, they try to go sentimental on me. After an argument it's always the same old song : "Too bad Loulou.
Daddy (or mommy) don't like to get angry and use force. It's not fun for them, and it's not fun for Lou either. You must understand that you must obey grown ups who know what's good for you or not."
After that it's my turn to try to charm them : "You see that you musn't be afraid! You must obey daddy and mommy little dog Courage".
And bam, the answer bursts forth - calmly - : -No, it's Loulou who must obey mommy and daddy.
And I conclude with a hug (because I still like them after all). I hold them tightly in my arms and tell them :
-I musn't do little dog Courage all the time, or "Bébé Cadum"*.
And we make up, until next time ...
It seems this is also part of learning about life...
*"Cadum" : famous trade markt of soap with the face of a good baby.