My Girl: Mummy, if you are angry, I will be angry too. If you are sad, I will be sad too. If you are happy, I will be happy too.
MG: Why? (Since she likes to ask me why, sometimes I throw the question back at her)
My Girl: Because I copy you. When baby say "kong kong". I say "kong kong". I copy him. Copy means I follow him.
MG: No need to copy me lah. (Aiyoyo! Finishlah. Now got somebody copy me when I am angry. Better watch it liao!)
My Girl: When you angry, I will be angry too. I copy you. That is the way. (It was so funny the way she said "That is the way" as if there was no other way and her face was so serious when she said it! )
MG: What is copy? (testing her further)
My Girl: Copy means when people do, other people will follow. (Hmm. Very good explanation. She really knows the meaning.)
Thats just another example of how we may inadvertently shape our children's emotional growth through our very own behaviour. Having children is really heavy responsibility indeed. Even when we're not aware of it (they're watching us), we are all the while shaping and guiding them, hopefully, to become responsible, well balanced adults. Oops! MG had better not throw anymore tantrums around the house. Hehehe.