“Mama, I don’t want to be chocolate anymore. It’s boring. I want to be like them.” – this said while we’re watching some show on TV and pointing to “vanilla people” like he calls them.
I gulped a few times. Asked him if I’m boring. No you’re not.
Then mentioned all the chocolate people in our lives. No they’re not boring. But he wants to be vanilla.
How does one handle this? Instinct says don’t react. He’s only 4. Let’s hope instinct rules.
Do I have a Michael Jackson on my hands? Or is it something all kids, even post 1994, goes through?