Monday, December 20, 2010
Too Much Christmas
Oh, the joys of having a daughter! I suppose I can't speak for every mother of a girl, but DRAMA seems to be word of the day around here. Today our daughter had what we call "the traveling snit." That means she gets bent out of shape over one issue, and as you try to talk her through it, she transfers her snit to another issue, then another, refusing to admit she's in the wrong or to back down when she's on the verge of getting in trouble. I hate having to deal with that, because you KNOW it's not going to end well. Sure enough, she ended the time before the bus came with losing TV/computer privileges for the day, and earning an early bedtime tonight. But, I WON: I kept my temper and was quietly reasonable the whole time (not easy when your daughter is being a selfish little whine-ball, with all the charm of seasick crocodile), and made my point without her getting away with her poor choices. Darn, but that's exhausting!
Today I think I'd settle for a massage, and maybe a glass of wine.