Monday, September 1, 2008

Help!!

Okay, seriously, what do I do?!?! Candra, the younger of my two girls is going to make me crazy. She loves to feel sorry for herself; I will give you an example of what happened just minutes ago- this kind of thing is a very regular occurance: She was in here eating a peach, everything just fine, she finishes with the peach and within a couple of minutes says, just once, that she is cold; I say (because it is almost bed-time) "well, go put your pajamas on and I will make you some hot chocolate, okay?" with in 15 seconds she is standing in her bedroom wearing nothing but her underware staring at herself in the mirror and crying- loudly saying over and over that she was cold... (I should mention here that her mirror is attached to her dresser, so she was also standing in front of her dresser, and yes she has LOTS of clean PJ's in there) I suppose she feels put upon because I asked her to put on her pajamas before I gave her the hot chocolate? I really don't know- but this watching herself cry in the mirror thing drives me nutty!!! She does it at least 1-2 times a week! I have even seen her go and get the hand held mirror so that she can watch herself cry... HeLP!!! Tonight I was nOT patient, I told her that if she was cold she should put her PJ's on and stop watching herself cry... I know, not patient, HElP!!! What do I do?

5 comments:

Alicia said...

spank the shizzz outta that girl and knock some sense into her, she'll learn! JK, I don't know you are her mother!

Alicia said...

or you could say..."I'll really give you something to cry about!" that worked great in our family!

Ariane said...

She's looking for attention. She's the middle child and it's totally normal. I think it's hilarious. I know it bugs you but that's what she's trying to do. The best thing to do is to calmly shut her bedroom door, make hot chocolate for the kids who do have their jammies on and wait for her to figure it out. She will. Or she may do something else to get your attention so seek out POSITIVE things she does to praise. I have found that it makes a HUGE difference.

Tuttle Family said...

it's so funny when it's someone else's kid!

Heidi said...

I agree with Alicia. That is the greatest parent line of all time!


"I'll give you something to cry about!"