Sunday, April 19, 2009
This is how E passes her time while M has her tennis lessons. Do you think I believed her when she told me those pants were in fact, NOT pajamas, but just "light summer" pants? I decided to pick and choose my battles on that one and let her wear them over to the tennis courts. I didn't have the strength to deal with another "toe to toe" combat. She is 9 going on 19.....
We have had our share of trials and tribulations this weekend which were probably brought on by lack of sleep on both our parts. It started with a trip to Cool Breeze Diner in Bendersville; a local icecream shop up the road from us. Since it is the beginning of the season, they don't have all their usual 50 flavors of Hershey's icecream in. The girls were all set on Pumpkin but were informed that they did not have that flavor at the order window.
M picked her stand by, Cookie Dough, and E couldn't make up her mind. I suggested Cotton Candy. "Okay," she shrugged her shoulders. Two minutes later, she was fretting over the fact that I had made her decide too quickly, and she had really wanted Orange Pineapple. We were in the car, driving back home and she started sobbing hysterically. We were now stuck in Orange Pineapple mode. For the next two hours it was "I wish I had gotten Orange Pineapple," over and over again. I was ready to smash my head against a brick wall. At about the precise moment this thought crossed my mind, my dear sweet daughter decided she had spent enough time in her room and cried enough tears for the day and came up and gave me a big hug.
"I love you, mommy," she said cheerfully, with red, puffy, swollen eyes. "I'm okay now. We can go back to Cool Breeze and get the orange pineapple tomorrow."
Like I said before, you have to pick your battles.