Saw the green-eyed monster in Elyssa last week. During a family event last weekend, I carried my niece (who's 2 months younger than Elyssa) on my lap. Immediately, Elyssa came running to me and cried. I carried her on my lap as well, while telling her that mummy carry "mei mei" little while.
Didn't work cos she cried even louder and.............shocked us all by pushing away her little cousin. Naughty! Naughty! She told me: "Mah Mi carry Elyssa only. Carry mei mei no want" then proceeded to wail loudly.
After that incident, hubby and I did some "testing". I don't know whether the jealousy thing just started or we became more aware of it, but she failed the tests :(
Eg : When hubby came to hug me on my side of the bed - she said "No want. Dah Di oi oi there"(while pointing to the other side of the bed). When hubby kissed me lightly on the lips, she came to kiss me on the lips as well. (super kiasu!)
*Sigh*, she thinks that mummy belongs to her !!! Even daddy can't "steal" away mummy from her.....
So for the past few days, I have been trying to brainwash her. I tell her : Mummy carry mei-mei, but mummy still love Elyssa very much. Mummy hug Daddy, but mummy still love Elyssa very much. Then I ask : So, can Mummy carry mei-mei? Initially, the response was always "Mah Mi carry Elyssa" but lately, she sometimes says "Yes", tho a bit reluctantly.
Let's just hope my approach works !!!