Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A different kind of exercise

So . . . I can hear Julianne's temper rising upstairs-- the huffing, the "Aaaaagh", the stomping of her feet.

Finally, I ask, "Julianne-- what is the problem up there?"

She hollers back, "Mom, I am very, very mad. I am cleaning up my room and my silly putty is gone. Do you hear me??? Gone, Gone, gone, GONE, GGGGOOOOOOOOONNNNEEEE! You don't understand, I had it right here and it is gone, I tell you gone!!!!!!!! I am so mad at Catherine or Madelyn or Adam or AAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGHHHHHHH!"

I am just about to reply with some ideas on where to look when she chipperly states, "Oh, wait, here it is -- oh, I remember when I put it there!"

Now she seems fine.

This girl is all over the map. One moment she is mad, the next sad, the next cheery, the next giggly, the next furious, the next silly, the next helpful, the next defiant, the next pouty, the next tender --

I get exhausted watching her exercise all her emotions every 15 minutes or so.

Please tell me this is normal behavior for girls.


Amber said...

Are you sure you want that to be normal? You DO have 2 other girls. :)
How about it's not ABnormal. But I can just imagine the scene. Ahh, that sweet, headstrong, determined girl. All traits that will serve her well in adulthood--you just get to be her parent until then!

Kelli said...

I hope thats not normal or can we send Kimber to live with you in a few years. hehe Sorry

KID, MD said...

Sounds like she's well on her way to teenagerland. Good luck!!

Julia said...

I LOVE reading your blog. I never miss a post. I love the stories about your family. So funny! Hope all is well :)