Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You've got to be kidding!

This morning there was crying over clothes...yes, you heard me, clothes! Did you cry over clothes when you were young? I don't remember crying over what to wear to school. I rememeber crying when I got caught cheating on a test in 4th grade, crying when I got caught stealing the car at 15, crying because I wasn't allowed to go to the prom in 11th grade because of my grades! But she's crying over her clothes...Not world hunger, not gas prices, not sheet wrinkles on my face, but clothes! CRYING BY MY 10 YEAR OLD! She was crying because she didn't want to wear the outfit that was out for her to wear. Now, please let me clarify so I don't get comments with great ideas on how to avoid morning drama...like having her pick out her clothes the night before...she did that. SHE DID THAT!!! She did that and still she is crying over the outfit that she chose the night before because it was not the right outfit this morning! WHAT? Okay...and then to add to the drama, she decided that she need to bring a change of clothes to wear to P.E. because they are doing gymnastics this 9 weeks...so she picks out a skirt! HUH??? She has on a pair of shorts and needs to bring a skirt to do gymnastics in so she'll be more comfortable. I don't even understand this...I tried to explain that she could grab her soccer shorts, so she grabbed her tennis skirt. I tried again to explain that you can't do gymnastics in a skirt because you can't split your legs to kick up to a handstand with skirt on...she then tried to explain to me that hers was a skort not a skirt, it has shorts under it...so I then said, "Then just wear shorts." More tears! Lots of moaning and groaning...this, my friends, is a very big deal! So I said, "Just go get your gym shorts out to bring." And then she yelled, "Mom, this is not GYM, it's GYMnastics!!! You just don't get me!!!" And what I didn't say is that I pride myself in that! I can't wait till she gets to be a teenager...GOOD TIMES AHEAD!!!

"J"

3 comments:

Sallie said...

There must have been something in the air this morning. My 6-yr old shed tears over her clothes also that she in fact picked out herself last night too! She put them on and said she didn't like the way it felt! She cried, layed in the floor crying. I told her, because I am the grown up, to just go to school naked - I didn't care!

Oh the joys we have in store for us!

Mary said...

Ahh, Mom, you have no idea what blessings you have in store for you (and yes, my tongue is in my cheek). It's not all bad, they do grow up and get over the constant drama. Let me clarify that, some of them get over the drama -- like my sweet, independent 15 yr old and some, like my just married 22 yr old, never do.

You learn to adjust, to tune it out, and to bite your tongue -- a lot. (I think you're already doing that one)

I actually love the teenage years -- much better than those angst ridden tween years.

Sherry said...

Your right, that is good stuff! I DREAD the girls...

Lily got on the floor and kicked and screamed today, I don't even know the reason...

AAAHH!