Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gooly bossy

"Everyone! Pick an instrument. Take turns. You take the guitar. You, the xylophone. You first, then you...then me. Ok, everybody? Ready? NO!! Not like that....! Like this.....!"

" Ok, first you shuffle the cards. Put them down. Turn away. Give me one. NO! The other one. Ok, now you fold the card. Count them. The one with the most cards wins the game."

On both occasions, Gooly was giving instructions to me and papah. He was obviously making up some non-sensical games.

Papah laughed heartily at his antics. The word PROUD was written all over his face. He likes that his son takes charge. It must be a male dominant trait that he feels important to impart unto his son.

Me? I don't like the tone. I don't like his bossiness. The whole scenerios were not very BARNEYish.

I don't know if he is the same when he plays with his peers. I do notice that he is always taking up the role of implementing rules or creating games (even though they don't quite make sense).

And that could be the reason he doesn't enjoy parties much - because the clowns are always the one facilitating. He doesn't like that.. He wants to be the one calling the shots. The few parties we attended, he did join in the games albeit with a 'ok-lah, whatever-lah, I will join in-lah" face.

So, leadership qualities or bossiness? I will tell you in 20 years time.

7 comments:

reanaclaire said...

so.. u better get ready to "stand at the corner" in 20 years time or Giddy Up, mama...

tuti said...

wonderful that you are not a 'typical' mom who thinks everything their kids do is acceptable.
gooly will turn out fine. he has a great mom and dad who will make sure of that!

Mamapumpkin said...

Same problem here. I want to teach her that you can still get people to do what you want without having to order people around. In that tone of voice too! She's darn bossy & whilst her peers just play along & gladly follow her every command, I don't think its a good habit in the long run. Not at all. I'm just praying its a phase!

goolypop said...

claire, in 20 yrs time, is "go stay in the old folks home' lor...

tuti, i am atypical? :)

Mama, but they two get along fine, eh? Maybe they feel glad that they don't have to crack their heads so much, for once..haha.

Gargles said...

studies say that...

kids become bossy because he's ordered around too much when he was small, so they took charge and tell people they are the boss. (i have 3+1 bosses, you lucky woman!)

BoeyJoey said...

yeah... i have one at home too. now the little one is like a puppy following his (nearly) every command. funny thing is, she comes and command us pulak.

smallkucing said...

the making of future Big Boss la.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

background