Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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!