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dd (5) said tonight she sometimes wishes she was someone else...

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Melmagpie Tue 20-Nov-12 22:15:28

... she didn't say it in a sad way but it's made me feel a bit sad. She said sometimes if she's scared or something she wishes she was one of her friends instead. And, on a lighter note, that she wishes she were her favourite characters from books and films - which is more funny. I'm sure it's fine and as I said she wasn't in a sad mood about it - just chatty. But it's stayed with me... Anyone else had this?

RillaBlythe Tue 20-Nov-12 22:19:44

Yea my dd who is 4 has said it about friends. I feel like she Is saying she isn't happy being herself etc but I think it is much more experimental than that - trying the idea on for size sort of thing.

Melmagpie Tue 20-Nov-12 22:21:12

you're probably right - feels like a girl thing though and REALLY don't want her to not like any aspect of herself as she grows up.

RillaBlythe Tue 20-Nov-12 22:29:01

Yes I know & I react to it fearing the same thing. But I wonder if it comes more out of beginning to be aware of all the differences & possibilities there are & less out of a dissatisfaction with herself. If that makes sense.

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