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Monday, 15 June 2009
I always figured drama queens were created not born.
Apparently not.

Rowan is turning four and I don't know where she gets it from.
One day while in a public washroom she got her leg caught in a cart.
She wailed, "I wish I never woke up this day!".
Seriously. At age 3.
I should have such problems!

The ladies in the various stalls tried to muffle their giggles.

So today, tired, hungry, thirsty, an hour before bedtime we slip over to the hardware store for a few things, including a new mat for the front step.

Last time we were there Rowan noted a fish mat.
Not just any fish mat~ this one was large, covered in sport fish with the bold claim of "Canada's Most Wanted'. (Note mat at right is *not* the mat in question!)
Seeing it again, she wanted me to get it.
I said no, and picked a more suitable one.

At this point, she marched up to the fish mat and licked the filthy tag, declaring "THERE. Now no one else will buy it". (Just what does one do in that scenario? I sure wasn't paying $30 for it 'cause she licked the tag!!).

So we finish our shopping and on the way to the van she starts sobbing.

I'm thinking, who is 'Matty'?

"My fish mat, I love it SOOOO much!"
All the way home, the lament for Matty was peppered with claims of "I am going to cry and cry and never ever stop!". And to add to it, when her nose started dripping down her face and I offered her a tissue... "no, I want it there! It's for Matty!".

Once home, we walked into the house and the dog had peed in the entry way (where we need the mat because he ruined the last one) and Rowan slips and falls in the pee. She hates to be wet at the best of times this brings on fits of temper... and what with her recent seperation from her beloved Matty, her concentration on keeping her snot strings intact and her commitment to crying and crying and never stopping... the screeches of 'new clothes! new clothes!' fit right in.

The drama.
Thankfully a warm bath, a band aid on her skinned knee from the pee slide, a cool supper and a snuggle restored her equilibrium.

So far tonight she has only fallen out of bed once.


elsie said...

Rowan sounds like a perfect candidate for a performing arts preschool - she is FABULOUS!!

Unknown said...

Thanks elsiee :)
I couldn't agree more LOL


Lol! I agree, Rowan sounds FAB!!! You are a great writer, very entertaining! :0)

libu said...

wow let me give her an academy award ! if you can endure the dramatics..she will probably get tired of trying... her determination has 9 lives...power to the moms...what a great tale of whoe.....

BitchenStitchen2 said...

This post is for Matty.

Earth Muffin said...

Are you sure that Rowan and Ava are not long lost sisters? Because I can totally see that exact same thing happening at my house! Hang in there mama, it gets better at around 5 or 6!

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Every time I start to think snarky thoughts about another mom, I think of the times when my own kids have done funky things and rein it in. Aren't kids a hoot???

Rowan sounds like a kick in the pants! Love the spunk!

LillyShayStyle said...

I laughed through reading this, I thought my 3 year old was dramatic! haha
"Pee Slide" Hhahaha

Unknown said...

I am glad you are all so, er, sympathetic LOL They are fabulous, every one of them!

"this one is for Matty"

BeckyKay said...

ROFL!!!! This is PRICELESS!!!

angela said...

What a great story teller mommy is too. I laughed, but not too much cause my nearly 2 yr old just tried to rip off her shirt and I'm sure she's going to be a drama queen too. Her daddy dotes on her.

Kim Caro said...

kids are funny like that

Sharon said...

What a hoot little Rowan sounds like! Maybe not so much to you while the drama is in progress, but lo, she is great to read about afterwards.

Love your writing style!

Dobell Family-Reaching Out said...

Oh this is a classic child..Im not going to bring down this post can I but I lost a son of mine a few months ago and I can still laugh..[what a relief it is to laugh] not only did I giggle ALOT! I had a very special memory flash back of my boy Ben who absolutely refused to walk anywhere and would only go somewhere if he had wheels of a sort under him...I said your legs are made for walking young man and walk you will and hes said "no I wont walk I dont want these legs Im going to cut them off so then you will have to buy me so wheels like one of those wheel chairs" I was awestruck at how serious a not even 4 year old was about cutting his legs off..and yes I did hide the axe and saws for along time. Ben lost his life with his "wheels" motorbike under him...he is always remembered by so many through his 26 years for his love of wheels big or small from skate boards to cars and oh yea he was a fully qualified and awesome mechanic. So not to take from this wonderful post but to add to it...these gorgeous experiences we read other mums give somehow ignite the memories in those of us with older children..thank you for this is a gift.xo

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