Horsey’s Hurt Feelings


My three year old son came home from pre-school visibly upset. Everyday, he napped with a stuffed horse named ”Horsey”. Apparently, today, he had hurt Horsey’s feelings.

My son has a wonderful imagination, and I anticipated that in some sort of make believe role play, the two had a disagreement. I told him to apologize to the horse. He did indeed tell the horse he was sorry.

Much to his dismay, Horsey’s feelings were still hurt. At this, he hands me the horse. Being I do not speak stuffed horse, I am not sure what Horsey was feeling. However, I was able to diagnose the problem. Horsey was indeed suffering from a severed left arm. The apology was most definitely not helping. We are very hopeful that our son does not hurt any more friends’ ”feelings”.