Monday, April 06, 2009

Getting The Rooster Down

[There is a great thrashing of three year old arms and legs.]

"It's time to go to sleep, Roo."
"MOMMY, YOU HURT MY FEELINGS!"
"I AM CHOKING, MAMA!"
"It's time to go to sleep, Roo."
"NOW YOU HURT MY FEELINGS TWO TIMES!"
"I AM DYING!"
"I AM DYING!"
"It's time to go to sleep, Roo."
"MAMA! YOU HURT MY FEELINGS THREE TIMES!"

[There is a very sudden and rhythmic snoring...]

Right now, in states far away, my parents enjoy a satisfied laugh.

"Karmic justice," they say.


16 comments:

Marty said...

Oh, the drama. I love it.

The Sour Kraut said...

Oops. Not Marty, me.

liliannattel said...

Oh that's funny.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

LOL...I know your pain!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I guess it doesn't take much hurt her feelings! She sounds like me lately!

JoeinVegas said...

Three times? You are cruel and heartless there lady.

Miss Grace said...

Gabriel's line of choice right now: When you talk like that it makes me feel bad!

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

If that's not a little girl, with the bounty of hurt feelings.

My girl used to tell me I was 'breaking her heart', you know, because I asked her to brush her teeth.

We are all paying up...

Anonymous said...

Oh belly laughs this AM! Karmic Justice indeed. Quotes from Rooster's Mom when she was little and we tried to get her to go to sleep: "You don't love me! You don't take care of me! I'm sick I'm not tired! I'm sick!!!!" Snore, snore,
snore ;-)))))))

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Oh, The Injustice

3carnations said...

At our house feelings are hurt when asked to do something one doesn't want to do also. Weird. :)

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

And you, too, will one day have the satisfaction of knowing what goes around, comes around.

Mary G said...

The constant temptation of evil grama - yeah, payback time.
There are some that say grandparents and grandchildren get along so well because they have a common enemy.
Laughing. Hard.

Vodka Mom said...

you are one cold hearted bitch.


(Just giving you a taste of what's coming....)

Onna@toddlercraft said...

LOL- You've got to love a three year old!! My dtr is the same way!! They fight sleep and finally succumb!! My daughter always throws out the "you hurt my feelings"!!

I just did a post on sleep and children on my blog, so I laughed when I read this because it seems that so many of us are fighting the battle to get our kids to rest!

Sugarplum's Mom said...

We haven't yet found the wall to run into that produces sudden snoring.. can you let me know where to find it please?