There are many ways to break a parents’ heart – as experienced first-hand in the Ishida House.
How to do it at 2 years old.
“I do it myself”
“Go Away Mummy!”
“Leave Me Alone”
How to do it at almost 5 years old
“If you don’t let me [insert request here] then I’m not going to love you anymore”
“I’m mad at you and don’t like you very much”
“I’m going to take my heart out of my body so I don’t have to love you anymore” (I blame this one on an, otherwise wonderful, book we’ve been reading).
Good thing it’s balanced out with the occasional hug, kiss and “I love you”