Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Insta-improved attitude

Here's the scene:

It's past M's bedtime. She's HYSTERICAL about everything. She wants her OB. She wants her Nona. I tell her we'll see Nona and OB in a week or so, tears instantly stop. I kiss her, she's PISSED again and the crying resumes. I put her to bed without a story.

The walls are shaking.SHAKING.with M's melodrama. I listen for about five minutes, then I stomp up the stairs to tell her to suck it up and GO.TO.SLEEP.

I open the door.

She's bellowing. Shrieking. She jumps up and grabs the side of the crib.

M: "I need to hol-ju-me. I need you-ki-me." (I need you to hold me. I need a kiss. )

Slight pause. Tears stop.

M: "I getabed now?" (I get out of bed now?)

Um, no. You're good, but not quite ready for the Oscars. Maybe in another few years.

7 comments:

Andi said...

And the Oscar goes to....M Benson! How silly that she has so perfected the beginnings of her manipulative tools at such a young age! Just prepare yourself; she will learn more and more! Ha, ha...(sorry for laughing at those future frustrations...Parenting only gets better. You will love every minute of it!

Kyla said...

LOL. KayTar tries yawning followed by "Goo mornin, ereybody! I had a good sleeperin." Like maybe if she pretends like it is morning, we will somehow be fooled into letting her get up.

Colleen said...

Oh... I'm sorry... but that's just hysterical.

Christina said...

Haha! What a little drama queen, that's hysetrical! It sure doesn't take them long to figure out how to try and "work the system" does it?!

Golightly said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one to stomp up stairs to make my point that its bedtime.

Welcome to my world.

I have done the one last kiss and hug thing many times. And no he couldn't get out of bed either! LOL!

(Guess what, as I type the GID is putting him to bed tonight! Yeah!)

Susie and Joe said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! she gives me glimpses of what life will be like soon enough!

Arizaphale said...

hahahahaha good try M!!!!