Thursday, May 21, 2009

One Day She'll Figure It Out

After numerous attempts to have my daughter pick up her belongings on her bedroom floor, I gave her one last warning. "Do you really want this punishment?" I asked her. "Do you REALLY want me to collect it all and put it in "THE" basket?"

As typical as you can get, she crossed her arms and turned her head away. Up went that snotty, button nose of hers.

"Okay, have it your way!"

I began collecting her dolls, their clothing, and her books into a big heap. She just stood there with a big grin, really not caring a bit.

I refused to let her notice that this was getting under my skin. Does nothing phase my children? Grrrrrrr.

I picked up her beloved Ty Beanie Baby. It's a cream-colored Siamese Cat that she calls Kitty.

"Noooooooooo! Not Kitty!!" She pleaded.

"Too bad girlie, I warned you. "

"Oh Yea?!" She threatened back.

She stomped over to her bookcase and plucked up her toy cell phone. She then turned toward me, flipped it open, and shouted, "That's It! I am calling 911!"


"Hello? 911 lady? E-rest her!" She demanded as she pointed accusingly at me.

snort again.

"That's right. E-rest M-O-M!" She spelled out, I guess, in case they needed to write it down.

She snapped the phone closed and slammed it down on her bookcase.

She glared at me while I contemplated giving her Kitty back. I mean what a performance! How could I possibly deny her the stuffed animal now that she had called the cops on me?

I picked Kitty up by the tail and walked toward R. I dangled her precious toy right above her adorable head and then turned and walked straight out of her room, making sure to shut the door tightly behind me.

Give it back? Did you REALLY think I would?! MUAHAHAHAAAAAA!


Lala's world said...

you are so strong! you're my new hero!!!

Baloney said...

I threw everything away (or maybe just in the attic for a month) once. I can still use that threat with my oldest and he knows I mean it. ;)
I love the call!!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh I love it!

Krystal said...

Loooove it! I may just try it myself!

The Fritz Facts said...

I love it! Way to stick it to her! Maybe someday she will get it.

Jill said...

You, my friend, are my hero!!!!!

Mrs.Chattypants said...

You are my hero! I need your secret to sticking to your guns because I am seriously feeling the toys are taking over. And I am simply tired of the mess.
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Margo said...

LOL!! You are amazing. I threatened to make that phone call more than once to my mom. Unfortunately, she worked for the police, so we wouldn't have gotten too far. I love how she spelled out MOM.. I'm sure that makes a really big difference when asking the police to errest someone. ;)

Patois said...

Taunting her as you go by? Too dang perfect.

Maria said...

I admit that for one terrible moment I thought you might give it back to her....SO glad you didn't.

Mrs4444 said...

You would have a hayday in my house! Just looking to my left, I can see seven items on the floor that you would have to confiscate! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Perfect. Good work!

EE said...

You are so good!!

EE said...

You are so good!!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Oh man, wish I was there to witness that 911 call. Too funny.

Bonnie the Boss said...

so funny! I love that as revenge! I think the next time I am ticked at my kids that is what I am going to do.