My 4 year-old is obsessed with his older cousin lately. To the point where I want to go find some duct tape. He seriously talks about him Every. Single. Day….and Night. “Can Ryan sleep over?” “Can Ryan come over?” “Ryan’s my bestest friend and I miss him.” ” I want to go to Ryan’s house.” “Can I play Pirates of the Caribbean with Ryan?” Every time I said the dreaded word “no” the eye faucets burst. He will literally come to me in tears; I think he’s hurt but no, he’s just missing Ryan…aka Rye. Even after time spent with cousin Ryan he still asks for more. Two minutes after Ryan was picked up from my house he was already sulking and pestering me about seeing him again. He’s even gotten his older brother going on the Ryan action. Now I get it, Ryan IS truly super awesome. A wonderful boy with a beautiful heart. They play pirates and Star Wars and Legos. He’s great with all three of my boys, but I’m getting a little jealous. I guess I’m just not super cool to hang out with anymore. I didn’t even get a “Good Morning Mom!” today. No acknowledgement. I usually get a big smile, a “Good Morning Mom”, and a request for a piggyback ride to the potty. Not today. He woke up and looked at me and said, “Can you call Ryan’s Mom, Auntie Erin and tell her I need to come sleep over today?” Then came the tears because I told him it was a school day and we don’t have sleep-overs on school days. Not only am I getting dissed for not being super cool Ryan, he makes me the bad guy when I can’t have them together 24/7. They have lots of fun but, sorry Buddy but Ryan has his own family.
Ryan is like a bag of potato chips…you give them one and then they want the whole bag. My husband picked Ryan up and brought him to our house for a play date. You would think the boys would be happy. Nope, the greedy little buggers were asking for sleep-overs and then they wanted a two-night sleep-over. Then it became “This many sleeps Mom [holding up four fingers].” They’re never satisfied. I know I should be happy that they love their cousin and they all get along well, but it’s all I hear about day in and day out. Do your kids have obsessions with their friends? He’s driving me nuts!!