Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cry Me A River ... So I Can Paddle On Outta Here

The Princess came home from school and cried buckets. She cried:

  • Because all the ice cream was gone.
  • Because her cousin wouldn't play with her.
  • Because her brother wouldn't play with her.
  • Because the cats wouldn't stay in her room.
  • Because she couldn't find a pencil with an eraser.
  • Because she wanted to change clothes and her "mean" mother wouldn't let her.
  • Because she was still hungry for ice cream.
  • Because her cousin had to go home and ... "they hadn't even had time to play".

This unhappiness with her world, went on for at least an hour. And then ... she crawled up on the couch in my bedroom ... and crashed.

On the upside ... I've been doing this for 15 years ... I can certainly handle a little crying (*sigh*).

18 comments:

Janet said...

Reminds me of a certain little someone who lives here and is currently crashed out on the couch.

It's okay if you want to cry too. Just a little. ;-)

BeachMama said...

I know the crash is coming when the tears start to fall.

Christine said...

sounds like one tired little girl! isn't it crazy how one can get used to the crying even if it is annoying?

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, the poor girl! The little tragedies just pull at me, because I know that bigger ones lie around the corner when they grow older.

Josie said...

I have been known to do a little crying, and then crashing myself. Heh. And usually for all the same reasons you have listed here. There is nothing worse than when the ice cream is all gone! I totally empathize. :-)

Smiling Mom said...

Oh man, is that what I have to look forward to?? Shhsh. I'm going to have to toughen up a bit more. Good thing God gives em to us young! :-)

nell said...

Sounds like an average after-school-afternoon at our house! Poor kid.

Karen MEG said...

Oh, poor sweet thing - what a cute photo! It's sort of nice to have these uniquely baby moments though, isn't it (sort of, anyway :)
I can always tell when my kids are going to crash, as they get really loud and nothing in the world will make them stop crying.

Karen MEG said...

Oh, except ice cream :)

Andrea said...

Aww...poor princess...however, I do remember doing the SAME thing when I was around her age...more than once too! :)

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Well, who can blame her? The ice cream was gone for goodness sake!

slouching mom said...

She does look comfortable, though, LOL!

Rick said...

Thanks for making a comment on my blog. I enjoy your writing style. You are right, the meaning of life is caught in those simple moments (like the one with your son in the football uniform). Regarding your daughter, our oldest was the one that kept us on our knees so when the other two came along and tried to challenge us we would just say, "Just forget it. You can't match what we've already been through with your sister."

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Summer said...

Uh oh. Is this what I'm in for as my girl gets older? :)

Nicki said...

Nobody cries more than a tired child. At least she knew what she needed.

The Stevens Family said...

I get so annoyed with my 3 year old when she does that and then I find her asleep somewhere and I think, oh how sweet, look at my precious baby and I melt!

Christine said...

There is not much wrong that a good nap won't solve... great post.

b*babbler said...

Ooh, I'm a few days late on this, but we had one of those days today, only it involved a one-year old screaming in my face, unable to verbalize wh she was crying.

Sigh. I think *I* need to go cry a bit now.

 
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