When Eivie intentionally/unintentionally hit Eirsa, knowing that the physical impact is not that bad, we'll usually go, "It's ok Eirsa. Sikit je, tak sakit kan?" But of course soon after that we'll tell Eivie not to repeat the same thing in front of Eirsa, to support the point that it's not ok to hit each other. The purpose is clear : to let Eirsa know that it Eivie might not have the intention to hurt her and that siblings do fight.
We sometimes also tell her that "It's ok, sikit je." whenever she falls down (yang jenis sikit-sikit tu), so that she could get up, buckle up and don't get upset/demotivated about it.
But seems like Eirsa has taken it into a whole new "Sikit je." level.
Yesterday Papa caught her playing with water sprayer for whatever experiment that she's up to. Papa almost slipped when stepping on the small pools of water created from her experiment. Papa asked what was she doing. And she said, "Tak pe, sikit je."
So sebenarnya nak marah ke nak gelak ni?
Ini sebenarnya bukan pertama kali Eirsa mensikitjekan perbuatan dia yang kami tegur. Dah beberapa insiden yang dia mensikitjekan mak bapak dia ni, ended up kitaorg gelak je.
Haih. Anak... Anak... :D
So yes, it's time to explain to her the different between "It's ok, tak pe, sikit je." versus "No, it's not ok but we are not angry at you and you should not do it again."
|Saloma ni lah yang selalu menggelikan hati kami dengan kata-katanya.|
Footnote : Dealing with a 1.5 yo and a 4.5 yo is amusing in their very own way. I would say, most of the time Eivie amuses us with her actions while Eirsa, with her words. Precious.