Caroline has been a handful tonight.
After sloppy joes tonight (try this recipe- http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/sloppy-joes/)
Lynn had to leave to go to a Farm Bureau meeting. Claire was leisurely finishing her dinner and Caroline was running, turning flips on the floor, and trying to take the drawer pulls off the the antique buffet.
I called her over to me, and while petting her hair I asked her “Why are you so wild? What’s got into you?”
She rolled her eyes around in circles. Sigh. “Mama, that’s just the world we live in today”
Finally Claire was finished and I tried to take a quick bath while supervising the girls who were sprinting up and down the hall yelling at the top of their lungs.
Caroline stopped. Came and stood in front of the bathtub and tossed her hair. “I need your computer now” (by computer she means tablet)
I said “No.”
Lord have mercy.
The kid has been using a sight word app on my tablet to work on her sight words. She’s recently decided she wants to read.
Kicking, screaming, wailing, sniveling, I asked her to go to her room until she could quit the fit.
Finally, she came back to find me. Mad because I did not let her play her sight word game.
“If you don’t give the the computer right now I’m never going to be able to read. Not even when I’m a grown-up. I WON’T EVEN BE ABLE TO READ TO MY OWN CHILDREN! WHY ARE YOU BEING MEAN TO MY CHILDREN????” (Hair toss, foot stomp)
To my credit, I was able to hold it together and not laugh. This ratbaby is a strong willed dramatic thing!
Poor Lynn got back home in the middle of the drama and settled down his oldest daughter.
Y’all pray for me!
Gee. Teenage years should be fun.