Monday, July 28, 2008

Getting in the last word

This is Alice, she was supposed to be IN her room
(she's only NEAR her room)
Last Sunday (july 20)was a bad day for Alice. For some reason Her and David stayed up until at least two am the night before, when I went to bed I told them to go to bed, but apparently I spoke portuguese to them and they misunderstood me. So when at 7:30 I had to wake them up for church, none were happy to get up. (side note- Quentin had stayed with Grandma Mullens) During the Sacrament Meeting portion of church both Alice and David slept and this seemed to rally David into being in a good mood, not for Alice. She threw some tantrums during Primary Singing time, (jr. sunday school) and so I took her out. When she starts to get mad, she gets louder and louder, frankly I've learned to appreciate the QUIET pouting of David and Quentin. She was so out of control, I took her to the car where Robert was waiting. She was acting out the parts in the bible that mention, "wheeping, wailing and a gnasing of teeth"
Church finally ended and we were on our way to Grandma Dorothy's birthday party. It should have been a magical event- Briscuit all the sides and desserts- all the aunts and uncles were there, even Ronny's family from S.C.- he had come in town to show off his new son-in-law and adorable grandbaby. Well something happened that set Alice off and she was in the throes of a meltdown. Robert had to forcible remove her and we made a mad dash out of the house. It was a bad scene, but at least we left the family with something to talk about!
So when we get home, about two o'clock, Robert declared Alice would be confined to her room. She was furious, but we thought she would fall asleep and all would be well---- Well she did not fall asleep. We heard cries of torture and abandonemnt. When it was dinner time and I brought her dinner in her room (she has a table for tea parties) she lost it- "This is worse than a zoo, I'm in a cage with no family" Finally around nine o'clock, the cried ended and I found her in the hallway asleep, with no part of her body in her room. It's comical, she did end up getting her own way after 7 hours of fighting.
My mom has a similiar story of me and some tinkertoys, I'm sure she'll tell you, if you just ask!


4Girls4Me said...

That is hysterical!!! I laughed out loud at the "weeping, wailing & gnashing of teeth". I'm sure it was none too funny for you at the time, but I got a good laugh out of it and look at the cute post you got! Maybe it's just because I have four girls (including one especially stubborn one that would totally have spent 7 hours throwing a fit to get her way), but I can totally relate. Sorry you & Alice had such a bad day!

Kareena Mullens said...

I am definatly going to get me a copy of "raising the strong willed child"

geraldandmeganlove said...

Hehehehe!! Sounds a lot like the two year old that I have. Funny how different the temperments in our kids are. It is good to have you back to the blogging world. I have missed your daily entries. I always get a good laugh out of them.

Kristy said...

This is to funny, I say that only because I've been there, and you know that. I always knew Alice and Natalie were soul sisters. We have pretty strong willed girls on our hands. (I wonder were they get it? :) Just wait~ it gets even better, HA HA. My drama queen left today for her first year at YW Camp. I do miss her tons, and even teared up as the bus rolled out of the church parking lot. I will say, Nick is having a great day so far, I'm sure the week will be even better for him. HA HA!!!!

Adrienne said...

I can't believe she got in trouble for that! Just kidding--way to hold strong LOL! I can tell already that my little Jolie is WAY different than Colby. I think I'm in for it too with this little princess! I can't wait to ask Karen about the tinker toys--will she be in Pokey soon??

AprilCling2u said...

Ah, Kareena your a hoot!..It is funny how those things are cute when they are not your children doing them! Reminds me of my two! Michaela had a melt down in the middle of the mall last week. I was mortified! We will think and look back at all these memories someday and wish we could have it all back!

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