About a year ago, Bug told me that when her feelings hurt, her ears hurt. She told me that her feelings were in her ears. She has maintained this thought for a year now, and I was at a loss as to how it came about.
I am beginning to understand.
She does not like loud noises. She never has. They make her panic.
At school, she is told that we don’t shout at people because it might hurt their feelings.
Well shouting hurts her ears. So her feelings are in her ears. Quite logical from a smart toddler perspective.
No amount of telling her otherwise gets the point across. Today she told me again that sometimes her feelings got hurt. I asked her “Bug, where are your feelings?” She says “Mommy! They are in our ears, you KNOW that!”