Michelle - posted on 04/29/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Today, I decided it was time to throw away my 5 year old daughter's Toddler Little Tike's Desk. Without discussing this first with my daughter, I took the desk to the end of our driveway/road. Upon arriving home with my daughter in the car, a man was putting it into his car. She went hysterical, ballistic, in fact almost satanic....thrashing about and as much to assault me physically and verbally trashing me "that I was the meanest Mommy in the whole world"'.
I know her behavior was unacceptable, but is it normal for a child to feel so attached to their toys, desks, etc.? Should I have consulted my "5"year old before throwing away a desk that she hasn't used in over a year?
I understand the behavior was unacceptable, but was throwing away her desk (without consulting her first), my mistake?