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2 year old said wanted to eat me away today!

(8 Posts)
bumbly Fri 30-Oct-09 22:21:33

his grandma been over and she keeps saying i want to eat you with butter, jam whatever cuz you are so cute

but today he is mimicking this behaviour and bit me ever so gently and think wanted me to disappear with a semi-nasty manner

what shall i do?

is grand ma saying something that is the norm as a term of affeciton and i should chill our or should i stop it!??


bumbly Fri 30-Oct-09 22:47:47


callmeovercautious Fri 30-Oct-09 22:51:14

Bless him smile Perhaps you need to tell him Grandma just means he is so lovely and sweet he is better than chocolate?

Our family use this term - and have explained it a few times, she gets it now and is just 3. Leave it unless he gets very violent! and try talking it though with him.

bumbly Sat 31-Oct-09 22:36:35

said it again today in a sort of angry at me manner

eating me = make me go away ???

Horsiemummy Sun 01-Nov-09 14:37:40

Yep me too!!
my ds is neraly 3 and i get the "im going to eat you mummy" said in quite an agressive voice whenever things are not going his way.

i just ignore him and if he progresses to trying to bite i calmy say "i am not playing if you treat mummy that way - and go into the other room" or if he is doing it because i wont play i put him in his bedroom until he agrees that biting is not on.

ahh the joys of boys eh.

cheesesarnie Sun 01-Nov-09 14:42:19

i say i could eat you all up because your so yummy to my dc.what do you mean you think he wanted you to disapear with it?id say your reading to much into it tbh.

purepurple Sun 01-Nov-09 14:43:20

Reminds me of DD. She told her dad at that age she would chop off his head with a big saw when we win the lottery.
She is 13 now and her dad still has his head

blinder Sun 01-Nov-09 20:24:15

we all get angry with our mothers sometimes!

better that he is able to express it than to feel too scared / guilty to show it. try asking why he wants to eat you up? 'Did mummy annoy you?'

i found that asking this gave my DS permission to get things off his chest and diffused it. Much better than taking it personally IMO. Dont worry about it. Normal.

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