The Little Monkey Sticker

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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.

19 comments:

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Oh gee..so sad. I hope she'll be fine. didn't know the monkey represents her. Poor her...

Mr. Stupid said...

Oh! I guessed the little monkey was her at the first question she asked. I just hope she is forgotten it by now...:)

Have a good day!

Gwei Mui said...

It just goes to show how the logic of the mind works in the younger memebers of our society. We get so jaded and so "linear" as we grow up I guess we think were being logical. But kids see the world in a differnt way no less logical and frankly sometimes it makes more sense. I remember when I was about six I was given an IQ test they were worried about me (mainly I think becuase was Chinese - they'd never really come across anyone like me before) I had to place in order a family of elephants there was a Mum, Dad, Grandmother and baby elephant. So I put the Mum first, Dad second, baby next and then the Grandmother. This apprently was really worrying for them becuase I hadn't done it "sequentially" i.e. Dad, Mum, Grandmother and then baby - though I'd dispute that that'ssequential! For a few weeks after that I remember being studed very closely at school for any other signs of mental abnormailty! I placed the elephants in an order that refelcted my life - in that I was always placed inbetween my dad and grandmother when walking down the street (probably for staftey reasons was kept away from the edge of the pavement and the potential hazard of traffic). I'm sure that your little one will be fine.

Ryhen said...

When I was still a teenager, my mom always pissed me off when she touched anything in my room. I don't know what's going on with younger kids today. They're wired so differently. You gotta watch out. She might tell you she already has a boyfriend long before you expect her to have one. lol

Liz said...

Oh, poor thing. I hope she's feeling better now that she's back in the middle. Kids really have their own interpretation of things. :)

Happy Sunday! *hugs*

Cheryl said...

Aw...its amazing what children think isn't it about themselves and their family. I like how she put herself right between her parents.

foongpc said...

Haha! She is the monkey? Children - sometimes you don't know what they are thinking! : )

KN said...

She's such an intelligent little girl. Of course being the youngest means competing for her parents' love with her siblings.

Life with Kaishon said...

That is fascinating! I would have never thought about that either. Children are so amazing with their thought process and ideas.

TK said...

So smart of her to put the sticker there to represent herself. It is a prove that children are indeed very smart and sensitive..Things which mean nothing to us might be so valuable to them. Yesterday, my daughter couldnt find one of her favourite soft toys. I told her not to worry cause I am going to buy a new one. She said she doesnt want a new one and was crying so badly. So we ended spending hours looking for this soft toy!

Alicia said...

Aww!! Poor thing!! But, how sweet of her to check on that everyday!

Gina F said...

Kids say and do the funniest things sometimes. Kids are smarter than we think. It might really surprise us sometimes. That was really cute that she was the monkey and she was in between Hello Kitty Mamma and Hello Kitty Daddy. Too Cute! I really think she thinks by being in the middle of mamma and daddy she is being secured and loved. HAVE A BLESS DAY!! :)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Mei Teng said...

Sometimes grown-ups forget what small little things mean to young children. Like my nephew's soft stuffed rhino was "taken away" from him to make him grow up. I don't understand. Children own toys as part of growing up. How can one take away a child's toy to "force" him to grow up? He was made to believe that rhino went missing. He almost teared in his eyes when he told my sis about that missing rhino.

Buckeroo said...

Aiya, mommy, why so "keh po" and move the monkey sticker? *Just kidding!* ;p

It is so sweet how she put the monkey sticker in between the two Hello Kitty stickers...

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(Email me if you don't know what "keh po" means.)

outdoor.mom said...

poor little muffin!! well, all i can say is you'd better find another monkey sticker on the double ;-) Give her lots of love and special time this week!

KidsDreamWork said...

Oh dear, I hope your little girl is feeling better now. I never though about this, my elder boy has many stickers in his bedroom drawer too just like your daughter! I never touch them so far but I shall be more careful next time if I wanted to remove them!

RoseBelle said...

@Buckeroo - No idea what is "keh Po". I tried many different phonics to get it but no luck.

Icy BC said...

My kids put sticker every where too..Sometimes, it made such a big mess on the wall..

Buckeroomama said...

LOL! "Keh po" is Hokkien for busybody or something similar. :)