27 March 2012

Oh, The Drama

Another note delivered to my bedside table:



If you want me to be happy, let me get this one. If you want me to be sad, buy me the other. Well, how about I don't buy you anything? Then you can reside at that point of stasis between happy and sad.

17 comments:

niobe said...

Plus, to my untutored eye, the two dolls look all but identical.

Julia said...

Perhaps the reply is, "I will let you get whichever one you can afford"?

FreshHell said...

A HA HA HA HA! I so love this! How funny. Because,I'd think not getting anything would make her sadder than getting second best. I guess I have a lot to learn. Love your kid!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Is it wrong that I am laughing so hard that tears are coming down my cheeks?

Jocelyn said...

I'm HOWLING. Tell her you want her to be sad in whole new ways and that SHE'LL NEVER GET ANYTHING FUN OR NEW EVER AGAIN. ever.

My Girl has just passed her American Girl phase--fortunately, we made her ask for her doll(s) at Christmas and told her it would be the only thing she would get, and that only if she asked everyone in the family to contribute, from grandparents on both sides to aunties to us, etc. So she got the Molly/Emily set one year, and that's all she got since about 15 people had chipped in for it.

The later problem was that my Girl's mommy realized how very fun the tiny school set and violin and typewriter are.

Oh, and the bedside lamp.

the sandwich life said...

this is truly wonderful....reminds me greatly of one of my own (children that is)....

Sarah said...

or purgatory.

Mental P Mama said...

Let the games begin...;)

Sue said...

Oh my. I could counter by showing you a picture of M's Rebecca-savings thermometer. It's all dolls all the time around here and I don't know how to stop it b/c she saves her allowance for them--relentlessly--and then asks Santa for them. Those things are crack, they are.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I want to get it for her.

mayberry said...

I need a thumb's-up button for Jocelyn's comment. Sad in whole NEW WAYS!

mayberry said...

Also, you have a will of iron if you aren't charmed by those curlicues in her name.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

This is an interesting situation. How badly does she want the doll? How much is she willing to do to obtain it? How scarred will she be if she doesn't? If she does? The lessons about wanting and having are tough, all along life's path.

I think she's creative about the asking. Manipulative too. Intelligent girl.

painted maypole said...

my husband's reply to such things: "How does it feel to want?"

leanne said...

Hysterical. First math and now appealing to mommy guilt. With cut out pictures. Extremely creative. I'm curious to see what angle she tries next :)

susan said...

I'm laughing too hard to think of something else to say!

kathy a. said...

oh, i'm late as usual... very creative begging.

when my daughter's campaign finally resulted in me tossing the "no barbie" rule, all her aunties decided that was the perfect present. it was all barbie, all the time around here. she is utterly embarassed now, and instructs me to toss the entire collection if we ever find it again. at least this is big and expensive, so you won't end up with boatloads of them.

has she thought of learning to costume the dolls herself? at least a sewing machine and costuming skills will be something she can use in a few years...