Six Words Saturday No 5

Six words Saturday for this week: “I really don't like you, Mommy.”

“I don’t like you Mommy!” I though I was the only one who heard this words until I read this post.
Have you ever heard from your kids said that:" I don’t like you Mommy" ? Do you feel hurt? I did.
My daughter doesn’t tell me in person, but she wrote in her diary and blog, “I really don’t like my Mommy.” Just because I forced her to learn Chinese, just because I didn’t allow her to chat online with friends…
I am wondering how are you going to do if your children tell you something like this. Anyway, this is always my answer to her: “ It's not my job for you to like me but it's my job to guide you to grow into a person I like.” That is my answer to her, with smile and firm. Although I am really hurt.
Am I wrong? Anyway now she doesn’t tell me or write such words already. She knows I love her.

5 Responses to "Six Words Saturday No 5"

Dr.John (visit their site)

No diplomat that kid I bet

Tina (visit their site)

I hear it from my kids all the time. My response is always "Well, I LOVE you!"

Drahdrah (visit their site)

I think she probably just doesn't like what you're forcing her to do... I hated Greek school as a child too. I'm sure she really loves you.

Call Me Cate (visit their site)

That would be hard to hear/read. Sounds like you're doing it right though. Hang in there!

Thanks for playing 6WS.

Quilly (visit their site)

Well, as a kid I spent a lot of time thinking I didn't like my parents. It wasn't true of course.

I don't think I would have ever said it aloud though. I had a pretty good grasp of other people's feelings and didn't like hurting them.