I was wiping my little girl's toy drawers and saw several Hello Kitty stickers on the middle one. See that monkey sticker between the mama and papa Hello Kitty stickers? It just seemed to be out of place so I removed it and put it in another spot. BIG, big mistake! The shocking question from my little girl sometime that same day.
Daughter:"Why you throw me away?"
Me: Laughing at the question and asking "What are you talking about?"
Daughter: "Come look! You don't love me!"
Me: Followed daughter to bedroom and looked at her drawers. Still confused, I asked her what she meant.
Daughter: Pointing to the spot where the monkey sticker was and said, "Look, I'm not there. You throw me away."
Feeling embarrassed and surprised, I asked my daughter how did she know it was mommy who threw her sticker away. She replied, "You were cleaning in here and the sticker was here". Apparently, she checks on her stickers every morning. Kids, you would think they don't care and pay attention to what's going on or where things are in the house but in fact they do. I pointed to the top drawer at the spot where I stuck the little monkey sticker. She knew where I had moved it but in her little world, I threw her out. Why? Because that little monkey is a representation of her, mama Hello Kitty is me, and papa Hello Kitty is her dad. She stuck the little monkey, which is herself, in between her mom and dad. When I moved the sticker, she felt I didn't want her close to me or her dad. After this incident, I learned to always let her know what I was going to do to her stuff before I do anything.