Friday, November 21, 2008

Prepubescent fun

Pete has always been a bit high strung. I tell her she wears her heart on her sleeve. She is also prone to dramatics. My mother would have called her Sarah Heartburn. I grew up knowing who that was, but I'm afraid that little niblet of knowledge will be forgotten soon.

Last night Pete went skating with a few friends. Remember skating rinks? Damn fun, it was. Except, she did not tell us about her homework due today. So she got to stay up late and finish it, without getting to watch Grey's Anatomy (she didn't miss much, although it's getting better now. BTW, What in HELL is wrong with Izzy?) So Pete had a typical Pete meltdown. Complete with wailing, "It's not Fay-ar! It's not Fay-yar! I explained that if she woke up in the morning in that mood she should suppress it, lest the beatings start.

Sure enough, the fit resumed this morning. I explained my expectations of her and then asked her what would happen if she did not meet them.
"You'll beat me" she said
"Yes, I will"
"Then I'll call the cops" she mistakenly said.

I whip my cell phone out of my pocket and set it beside her and said "Take this, I'll go get my belt" and into the bedroom I went.

I'm sure the words OH SHIT were in the top of her mind like the Rockets Red Glare.

"No Mommy! No Mommy! No Mommy! No Mommy! No Mommy!" she shrieked from the living room as she tried to make her prone body sink into the couch. Not sure how I'm gonna get those ass-clench marks out of the cushions

I grabbed her up off the couch (trying really hard not to laugh at the ridiculous way she was behaving) and explained that that behavior was not acceptable and that I was not intimidated by threats.

And I did not have to use the belt, either.

I'm pretty sure she'll never try that line on me again.


Joan of Argghh! said...

Good mom! Lucky kid!


My mom never let us hold her as an emotional hostage.

Mrs. Who said...

LMAO! Mommy's in charge, and don't you forget it!

Omnibus Driver said...

The Princess Mom would have been proud of you. (And I certainly am!)

Good on you!