Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Drama Queen

Our oldest can tend to be a little.... dramatic. Well tonight she told her sister she "HATED that picture". Now many of you may let your kids say that, but in our house you do not talk that way to each other. She only said she hated the picture because she was mad at her little sister. I told her to apologize and she did... kinda. I reminded her that we do not say the word "hate" and that we do not speak to each other that way and reminded her of what would happen if she did. I asked if she understood. Rather than hear, "Yes Mommy." I hear silence. I asked again. Silence. She gets a spanking and goes running to her room. My husband tells her she needs to come apologize to Mommy and little sister and reminded her that we are eating dinner in 5 minutes and that it is lasagna and garlic bread WITH sprinkly parmesan cheese. She came out once and murmured "sry". My husband explained to her that was not good enough. She ran back to her room screaming again and he went to tell her that when dinner was over, it was over and she really needed to come tell mommy sorry. Well, we took about 30 minutes to eat and around minute 27 she came and apologized and was then horrified when she only drank her milk and ate her garlic bread and I told her it was story time. Here is what ensued. "I will starve! There is nothing in my belly! I will be making trips to the bathroom ALL night for water and then we will run out (insert LOUD wailing) and I will be SO hungry! I am never full! I am so hungry! In the morning I will need English muffins, 4 peices of toast, peanut butter and mini wheats and I will not be full (more wailing). I am so hungry!!!" My husband said, "Wow. I am so sorry. I wish you had come out sooner so you could have eaten with us." She said, "Well, I did eat. Just only milk and breeeeaaaaaddddd waHHHHHHHHH". I felt slightly bad for her but mostly it was just very comical! She is SO dramatic and very argumentative! Maybe it will serve her well when she is older!

5 comments:

Trinka said...

Oh my. Poor kid. I'll bet she has Child Protective Services on speed dial on that pretend cell phone. :)

"Mommy and daddy don't feeeed me! They sit and eat, and make me stay in my room."

Amazing how strong our pride can be!

Hope she wakes up a little happier today. :)

Kristan said...

I don't mean this in a negative way... It is always hard to tell what someone is really saying by just reading their words, but I'll say it. I am so glad to hear when your girls act like mine! I often feel like I do not measure up and that my girls are different than everyone else. This stubborness (is that a word) that Kayla exhbited sounds like some of Olivia's. It is funny... but really I am glad to hear that your children are human too. I hope that you all have a better day today.

I must say too... the toy thing is still working and we have so many fewer of such episodes (which were getting to be very regular). Yesterday we had zero! Olivia said last night on our way to church that "today was the goodest day ever." And (after a grammar lesson) she explained that it was because she obeyed all day and acted like a lady! Thank you for posting the things you post it helps me so much!

Areli Glenn said...

I loved this post. As a mom of three dramatic princesses I found Kayla's outburst to be quite comical also. ;) Way to stick to your plan they will totally respect you for it in the future and learn mom and dad say what they mean.

Kristen & Cliff said...

Areli, Thanks! I agree. What seems so hard at the time really helps your kids learn to trust you (if that makes sense). Today she has been wonderful, kind and loving and very helpful towards her little sister. She even asked about asking Jesus to forgive her. Hopefully we will not have any more "drama" for awhile though! LOL

Kendra said...

and i wonder what side of the family she gets THAT from? hmm...