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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jealous !!

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 !!!


Unknown said...

They say girls are more jealous and less "dai fong" than boys. What do other mommies say?

Mommy to Chumsy said...

hahahha..i think at this stage, they are pretty protective :) now when i carry other kids to make ashley jealous, she said she wants to carry too :P

Merryn said...

Kids are like that. Ethan was like that too. Each time I hug my hubs he will like don't like it, but we encourage him to join us. So now, each time we hug, he'll come running to join and say, "One Happy Family Hug" :D

LittleLamb said...

just shows how much Elyssa loves u..

Leona said...

Good that you are aware of it now. I guess its normal and part of the growing up process. At least now u see the green-eyed part of her... can prepare her in case when No.2 comes along... :p

Mummy Gwen said...

Her jealousy is quite strong..hehe..but it's normal. :D

Health Freak Mommy said...

I think an only child is like that. Alycia was like that too when she was an only child. Baby C isn't jealous when she sees me carrying another baby. DOn't worry, Elyssa will outgrow this very very soon.

2ma said...

i like merryn's idea of "One Happy Family Hug"