Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oh Claire...

We were in the van, driving from the Strange Fruit show (which was indeed strange - check out the YouTube video), on the way to get pizza to take over to Karen's house.  Claire threw a plastic bird at Mary Grace, and Mary Grace started crying.

Mommy:  "Claire!  That was NOT very nice.  I have tried really hard to plan a nice day for you guys, and you're being VERY ungrateful with this behavior.  You do not have the right to hurt someone else's body...." etc. etc. etc. for several minutes, until I ran out of steam.

Claire:  "See, Mary Grace, this is why I want to go live with Mimi."

4 comments:

RobMonroe said...

I know that probably drives you crazy, but remember that she's four and it's kind of cute when you are not the one directly involved. :)

I was brutal to my mom, especially since I had the "better option" of moving in with my dad. I did the running away thing, but once I figured out what REALLY pushed mom's buttons is when it got bad and I said and did things that I am still in shock I would ever say to another human, much less my mom.

It gets better, even if it gets more annoying first.

Amy said...

I have all of this coming, and more, because of the things I said to my parents when I was a teenager. I'm just sorry that BJ has to go through it with us. By all reports, he was a delightful teenager and doesn't deserve what we're going to get in about 6 years.

Anonymous said...

Susan says...I think it's funny, actually.

DPA said...

I can't believe what 'goodies' Claire comes up with!! She is just a natural at these....And you know, being the parent, that you can't let it in. She does Love you, always and forever.