Friday, April 25, 2008

I picked Hunter(7) up from school early today after the school nurse called to tell me he was in a mess of allergy misery - eyes itchy and watering, headache, sore throat...

I gave him some medicine and it appears he's on the mend, as he had enough energy to do the unthinkable.

Ella(5) just came into the kitchen and plopped herself down at the table in a pile of tears. From the emotions pouring from her broken heart, I really thought maybe Hunter had taken scissors to her beloved blankie or stuffed spotted dog.

No, it was much worse.

"Hunter, sob, Hunter, sob...sob, sob, twin dollhouse... into a, sob, sob, into...A...HOTEL!!! SOB, SOB, SOB..."

I'm real serious when I say that I really hope Jesus returns before the teenage years. Holy Moly.

edited to add: *To her credit, Ella bounces back from such trauma incredibly quickly. Less than 5 minutes later I overheard her up in her room singing "I'm happy, happy, happy!!! Happy, happy, happy!!!".


Christy said...

OK that is so funny!! I had to read it twice to understand what she was so upset about-- girls are so funny!! I am so use to boys. They fight it out and it is over. Mia is so much more emotional. SHe throws tantrums and is so dramatic with tossing herself here and there-- it is so funny in a sad wrong kind of way. But she is just so different than the boys-- I am still getting use to it. Glad to see there are other families out there with the same dynamic.

Christy :)

Melissa said...

I'm so glad I only have one girl.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That is so funny. I have two dramatic kids, my oldest and my youngest. One is my daughter who is 20 (still dramatic) the other is my son who is almost 8. You can imagine the fun we had when he was a baby and she was a teenager. Dual tantrums. My poor middle daughter, Miss Merry Sunshine, just sat in bewilderment at the whole scene.

So, did you get the round coffee table? :-) Dying to know...


Anonymous said...

That is (as my 2.8 yr old grand son says, so so so so so so so) so funny. I have a 6, 4, 2 year olds, boy girl boy, with the girl being so dramatic. so funny.