February 09, 2012

Momma-1 Princess-0


I did it.
Many have done it before.
But I have never done it with my dearest, sweet, diva daughter.

I locked her out of the house.
Yep, I did.
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I walked away from my beauty who was screaming, stomping and throwing.
I walked straight into the house and locked the door behind me.

I left her out there doing the ugly cry.
She was wearing her snowsuit.
And no boots.
Whatever.

She continued to yell at me.
Scream at me.
Bang on the door.
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For about 20 minutes.

Until she finally stopped and picked up her boots like I asked her to before the whole ordeal began.
I then explained why I did what I did.
We hugged.
And kissed.
And wiped the boogers away.
But................
I have one regret.
Poor Studley was stuck out there with her.
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*Note to self. Clean the windows.
*Dear Neighbours. I am sorry for all of the noise.
*Parenting Experts. Please know that my child and dog were in clear view at all times. At no point was any minor unsupervised or in danger. I was just teaching my demanding daughter that screaming and yelling will not get her what she wants.
*Studley is cute. I know.
*I love my daughter, even though she can irritate every nerve in my body
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10 comments:

Cecily R said...

Sometimes, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I had a stand off like that last night--early this morning--with Evie. I won too. Yay us!!

Cecily R said...

By the way, my stand off wasn't outside in the middle of the night. But it WAS a stand off. And I DID win. :)

Elaine A. said...

Sometimes your point just has to get across and if lockin' 'em out is how it's going to happen, then it's all good.

Poor Studley... ;P

Daogreer Earth Works said...

I love that you've answered all of the questions before they were asked!

Gigi said...

I've never locked mine out - but that's not to say I wouldn't have. We've had our standoffs through the years and he's learned - Mama WILL win.

The Paw Relations said...

Poor Studley, his face says it all! ;)

I do the ignoring bit until the tears have gone and they're willing to talk it through.

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Jennifer said...

Bravo!

Jenners said...

I don't think you have to justify this … at least not to other moms. We all get it!

Heatherlyn said...

Hopefully with little lessons like that she will be a much more reasonable teenager someday! :) Cute little girl and cute dog, even when she's crying! :)

Kelly Deneen said...

Oh, girl. It is SO hard to walk away from our kids when they are being naughty, but it was the right thing to do! You did a good job, and I am sure your neighbors understand.

p.s. your dog is totally cute.