I told the kid he needed to pick up his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cards off my office floor before I would open his new Lego’s.
He told me he couldn’t and told me all about how he couldn’t walk and didn’t have any thumbs; the usual sob story. Then he hit me with his newest and most effective sucker punch to date: he said,
“Mommy, you hurt my feelings”
Granted, I am still not sure how my asking him to pick up after himself truly hurt his feelings, but he definitely won that round. I picked him up and rocked him for a good 7 – 10 minutes while he fake cried over his hurt feelings.
His turtle cards are still on the office floor. He is now playing Lego’s. Dammit.