Tuesday, October 14, 2008

the little pitcher loses her mind

I'm sitting on the couch with my laptop while J is in the kitchen cooking dinner. Small whirlygig child person come flying into the room and catapults herself onto said couch crying.

Me: Babe, what's wrong?
Her: He's ruining MY WHOLE LIFE!
Me: Who?
Her: Daddy!
Me: Why?
Her: He just IS! My WHOLE LIFE!
Me: Dude. Why?
Her: (Flailed across the couch, arms tossed over face for dramatic effect). Because he won't let me have a fruit roll up!
Me to J: M says you are ruining her whole life!
Her: HE IS!
J: (laughing) She hasn't seen anything yet.
Me: (reaching for my wine) Yeah babe. You haven't seen anything yet.

And with that she catapults herself down the hall to her bed, where more hysterics ensue while J and I giggle at each other and occasionally remark that we are ruining each others lives.

This high drama? This is normal for a four year old, right?

Right?


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42 comments:

Tabba said...

it sure is, lovely momma.
it sure is.

eat it up.
drink it down.
because it's only here for but a brief time.

Island Travel Girl said...

Oh my yes, the drama is the Best Part of parenting ! It just gets better and better !

Mad said...

Wait 'til she sees the scorpions...

Mad said...

That was meant to be funny so please see it as such.

slouching mom said...

oh, yes. entirely normal.

jen said...

Mad, i actually thought the same thing.

Amanda said...

I get the kind of warm flutters usually associated with the end of a glass of wine as I think of you with such a partner in this parenting gig. It is a trying road and damn if a friendly face doesn't make it all feel a little less futile. Sweet, mama, sweet mama indeed.

PunditMom said...

You ain't seen nothin' yet. :(

Her Grace said...

Isn't it just so hard not to laugh when their flailing and fighting such small matters?

crazymumma said...

normal schnormal.

she is going to make a fiiiinnnne teenager.

alejna said...

Oh, that makes me tired. The drama. The flailing. How many years does this go on? What am I in for?

You guys, though, crack me up. Please come over and and hang out with us while our little ones dramatize.

patches said...

She's really advanced for her age.

LOL

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Oh yeah, she's good. You're in trouble. By the time she's a teenager, she'll have the dramatics perfected and you won't know what hit you.

Deezee said...

the wit in your household is brilliant...

Pgoodness said...

for the second time tonight, I am glad I have boys!! LOL.

Magpie said...

Oh yeah. So four.

I had to call in the mounties tonight because of a tantrum. A tiny piece of me wished I'd had a tape recorder. But I really needed to get out of there and get a glass of wine.

Karen said...

My four year old likes to say, "I have a bad feeling about this day," in a foreboding tone. Then he likes to cuss like a tank engine when his predictions are true- cinders & ashes!

Omaha Mama said...

Oh man. We were so there at four. Normal for us, I can say that much. I was "ruining her life" when I took out winter clothes last year to replace them with spring/summer clothes. RUINING HER LIFE.

meno said...

That one? She's goooood! Look out world.

mamatulip said...

Right, babe.

Wait until five.

Beck said...

Yep, normal.
We had tantrums in our house last night. Multiple tantrums. OVER NOTHING. It was AWESOME.

Kyla said...

Hahaha! Priceless.

QT said...

Oh mah god...i dont want to see that act between the ages of 11-14 -whoa.

Denguy said...

Oh, yeah.
I'm a "Bad Dad" because I won't let them have another cookie before supper. "I don't like you, I only like Mama."

ewe are here said...

And, as far as I can tell, it's also 'normal' for a 3 year old.

Sigh.

Oh, the drama.

deb said...

Very normal, but wait, it gets better. Wait until she's fifteen.

Gwen said...

Normal for some 4 year olds, sure.

Plus, many a life has, in fact, been ruined by the lack of fruit roll ups. Don't judge, jen. You don't know.

Gina said...

Oh yes. Our house is all full of drama these days. Four has been delightful. Five is coming up very soon - I wonder what it will bring?

Jennifer said...

For a four year old girl, sadly yes. My boys haven't been as...intense. My girl? It's allll about the drama. I am so scared for fourTEEN, I can't even tell you...

motherbumper said...

While I haven't ruined her life (yet), I've definitely scored as "yucky" and "I don't like you anymore" for such infractions. Life is Drama, no?

Ally said...

Sorry dude, I didn't hear anything after the sentence involving you sitting on the couch and J making dinner. That's what I'm talking about.

flutter said...

*snicker*

painted maypole said...

hysterical!

mitzh said...

Aw, the drama of children, I actually love it.

M is so cute!!!

Savor those dramas, I say. ;D

hele said...

I don't understand. She was merely expressing a truth. The truth of the ruining of her life through the willful withholding of the holy fruit roll.

No Mother Earth said...

That kind of drama is AWESOME. It's hard to keep a straight face. (Or is this just me?)

Amy Y said...

Absolutely!

Expatriate Chef said...

Nothing compared to the rager of an hour-long fit yesterday morning, dude. Normal. Think of it as a preview of age 13 — and fear. :)

bgirl said...

oh the days of that being the worst thing in your day. no fruit rollup.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

F-ck! This post just ruined my life! Also, ruining my life: chocolate, liqour, political debates.

Janet said...

In her defence, Fruit Rollups are da bomb. Or so I'm told.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

4 years old going on 14...my 3 year old nephew who does similar drama has taken to responding that he's 17 when asked his age.