Eli’s newest deal is to threaten me with things like,
“You won’t be my mom any more.” ”
I won’t love you, if you don’t…” and so on.
I don’t generally respond to his threats except to shrug my shoulders and say something like, “That’s too bad”.
Tonight, he again said that I was no longer his mom. I said, “Ok.” He then informed me that Megan was his new mom. Megan is our Volunteer Coordinator at Karibu Centre, also from Portland, Oregon.
I responded with, “Great, then you can go wake Megan up at 6:30 everry morning.”
“No” replied Eli, “I’ll still wake you up, you’re the househelp.”
Of course I love that I’ve just been demoted by a 4 year old. My only question is, if I’m currently the mom, then where in the world is MY househelp that is supposedly getting up currently with the kids at 6:30 am every day??? Cause as far as I know, and I’ve been here since May, I haven’t had househelp that hang out with my kids at 6:30 am so I can sleep….