Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wanted: Information On A Great Boot Camp

It happened. ALREADY.

Yesterday, as I was in battle with my daughter, which is not an unusual event, she said IT. I couldn't believe my ears. I really didn't expect her to utter those words until she was at least 12 or 13. She is only 5.

The fight du jour was about proper attire. I told her that she could not wear her shorts and flip flops to school. She insisted that she wanted to. "It is raining and cold today," I informed her. She wasn't budging. I guess she gets her stubborn ways from her mother, because neither was I.

As we stood in the middle of her room, glaring at each other, I thought how hilarious the scene must look. This gorgeous, munchkin of a child, with the full attitude of a teenager, was trying to brow beat her mother.

I told her to get dressed, in the clothes that I had given her, and not to leave her room until she was ready for school. I turned to walk out and that's when my future flashed before my eyes.

With one hand on her hip and the other pointing to the doorway, she yelled, "GET.OUT.OF.MY.ROOM!"

I am seriously fucked in about 10 years.

9 comments:

Jill said...

Oh dear! You do have your work cut out for you don't you? Did she change her clothes?

Stacey said...

My mom's standard response was, "Actually, I pay the mortgage so it's MY room. I just let you live in it. Keep it up and I'll rethink the arrangement."

Karly said...

Dude, you are ALREADY fucked. Yikes.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

It doesn't sound like its going to take 10 years. Better prepare NOW!

Baloney said...

Think I'd be removing that one's door.

The Fritz Facts said...

oh man...and you think I have to lock Boo up! lol

I would be removing the door too. Did that to hunter once, and his attitude changed pretty quick.

Good luck with that one...

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Pretty much. Yup.

I am going through that crap right now with my 14 year old, and man, it is nowhere near fun.

Christy Croll said...

OMG!!! You are totally fucked. LOL But so am I. :) I can completely relate. It is a blessing and a curse to have a smart independent woman-child. If you find a boot camp, maybe our 5 year olds can share it while we drink wine and laugh hysterically. :)

Mrs.Chattypants said...

Having a mini-me totally sucks doesn't it? I mean seriously now, what is God trying to prove? And for the record, you are royally screwed. Just so you know. :)