Let`s Talk About Feelings

Posted on November 19, 2008 - Filed Under Kids |

I`ve been really working with Dorian on talking about how he feels, as opposed to scratching, biting and screaming. And apparently it`s working. Here are a few things we`ve heard over the past few days . . .

At the lunch table this afternoon . . .

“I`m sad for Pepsi. It`s really sad there`s no Pepsi.”

After his brother was bugging him and taking his cars . . .

“Mama. I`m MAD. I`m SO MAD. Dante is bugging!”


After going into his dark room to get a toy . . .

“WOOOO! I`m scared! That`s really scary!”


Last night, after vomiting all over the floor, the chair and me . . .

“Well, that was disgusting.”


It`s getting passed on, too. Now Dante will shriek at something . . . anything, really, from a bug to something on TV and run to hide his face in my leg, yelling “Me sus TASTE!” Which is his version of “me asustaste” which means “You scared me”.


7 Responses to “Let`s Talk About Feelings”

  1. Kim on November 19th, 2008 1:57 pm

    awh… the picture with this post is just adorable.. and I loved my anti-spam word: boys.

  2. burntofferings (Bernie) on November 19th, 2008 4:48 pm

    Last night, after vomiting all over the floor, the chair and me . . .

    ?Well, that was disgusting.?

    I nearly spat out coffe all over my new work computer!!! That is proceless!!!!

  3. Expat Mom on November 19th, 2008 5:50 pm

    Kim, that was rather appropriate, wasn`t it? :D

    Bernie, even though he DID puke on me . . . I was laughing about it, too, after that little remark. I LOVE listening to kids!

  4. Tishia Lee on November 20th, 2008 10:20 am

    The picture with your post is absolutely 250% adorable :-) I’m sad that he’s for Pepsi (I’m a Coke person! LOL)

    Kids are so cute & I love how something they say can turn a bad situation into a funny one. Not that puking on you was really a bad situation. But anyways I would have been laughing if my son did that and then said well that was disgusting. Priceless!

  5. Expat Mom on November 20th, 2008 11:32 am

    Tishia, I`m a Coke person, too, but had to switch here because Pepsi seems to have the monopoly on Guatemalan soft drinks. It`s hard to find Coke around here.

  6. Jessica K on November 20th, 2008 8:37 pm

    He and Grant are so in sync. Grant’s favorite emotion words right now are “frusserated” and “uh-barrassing”. He puked at mom’s house the other night, and all he did was say, “GaGa, I think I need some help.” LOL!
    Are you just amazed that being covered in puke can turn into a funny situation?
    Oh, and I think it’s adorable that Dante is copying his big brother. :) I love little boys.

  7. Connie on November 23rd, 2008 5:29 am

    It’s tough learning to ‘use your words’! What a cutie though :-) We’re going through the blame game now with my daughter… not “I’m mad”, but “YOU made me so mad”… we’re getting there.

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