A little scared for the future
My step daughter is 5.
Honestly, I'm terrified of the future. She is little miss attitude right now. She doesn't care about other people's feelings, and she has kind of malicious thoughts go through her head.
Her thing lately has been to say, "What would you do if I ______." Where ______ is filled in with something that she knows she is not supposed to do. As if she is trying to gage whether or not the punishment would be worth the fun.
She used to say things like, What would you do if I dipped my sandwich in my milk? What would you do if I took something off Daddy's desk?
Now she's asking questions like, "What would you do if I sat on the cat?" "What would you do if I poured yogurt in the fish tank?" Now she's talking about hurting/killing my pets. What if she really does these things? She's only 5. Why are these thoughts of maliciously hurting my animals even going through her head?