Today, Noah became very frustrated with Luka about something and started saying some very mean and hurtful words. I told him that that kind of talk was not acceptable in our family, and so he stomped off to go draw a picture for Luka to show him his feelings since he was not allowed to do so verbally. He brings the drawing to Luka and presents it.
Noah: Here, Luka, this is for you.
Luka: For me?
Noah: Yeah. It's a picture of an evil chicken eating a boy and it's to show you how angry I am at you and that I really wish you would get eaten by something.
Luka: You made a picture for me!?
Noah: Yeah. This here says, "I - hate - you."
Luka: I LOVE IT!
Noah: You aren't supposed to love it. It's to show you how angry I am at you!
Luka: It's beautiful! Thank you, Noah!
Noah: It's not beautiful! It's MEAN! It says, "I hate you" on it!
Luka: What's this word?
Noah: It's HATE! It says HATE! H-A-T-E!!!
Luka: Good job, Noah!
Noah: You don't understand! You are getting attacked by this evil chicken!
Luka: Is me?
Noah: Yeah. And an evil chicken!
Luka: I love it! Thank you, Noah!
Noah: Oh... NEVER MIND!!!!!