Chloe and Nana stopped by my work last week to drop some stuff off for Bo. Chloe KNOWS that when you go to the doctor, you get a sticker so she was very excited for her sticker!
We went to the back office and Chloe asked one of the staff for a sticker. She was so excited to pick out her purple “Dora the explorer” sticker. She was also given a tinkerbell tattoo and a sucker of course.
Sadly, Chloe was playing shy that day. I told her to say thank you for the sticker and the goodies, she silently stared at the floor. I told her again to say thank you to the nice girl who gave her the goodies, she didn’t budge. I started to reach for her sticker and goodies and she started to pull away. I told her I was going to take her goodies away if she couldn’t say thank you to the girl who gave them to her and she still didn’t budge. I tried to give her one more chance telling her if she would just say thank you, she could keep them, if not I was going to take them. She didn’t say a word. I got the goodies from her, took her hand and we left. I felt like a monster, a mean, evil, nasty, heart smashing, excitement crushing, smile stealing monster and it hurt my heart to the point of tears to take her goodies away from her. How can you take something from a face this cute?
I did. I ruined it. I took the smile away. And I didn’t make it come back. She never did say thank you, she didn’t get the goodies back. Ugh. It hurts. I don’t want to do it again. :(