Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No one knows drama like my drama queen

My middle child is the most dramatic kid I've ever laid eyes on. She goes from one extreme to the next in a matter of seconds. As I'm writing this she is laughing and then crying and screaming back in forth, over and over with daddy. She is like a feral child. Just wild and not easily tamed. Jason just put her in a time out until she calms down. Whew! It's not even 8am. God help us all.

Now she has always been dramatic but we hit a all time high and I beleive this all started about 2 years ago. We were at the mall and she would not follow us and kept wandering off. We were hollering at her to come on, over and over and finally I said, "fine, see you later Selah, we are leaving." I walked off slowly, keeping my eye on her. Well, this completely back fired. She threw herself on the floor and began screaming and crying...."mama, mama, mama." May I please point out that this was all for show and I was still 5ft away. These horrible-I will hate them until the day I die-jackasses rushed to her aid and said "oh you poor thing" and glared at me like I was the worst person ever. I could have punched them in the face. They saw me 5 ft away and starting at her. They saw the whole thing!

Selah learn something that day. She learned that she can draw attention and sympathy from others. What a powerful tool she has come across....ugh. We don't go anywhere now where she doesn't make a scene and carry on. So now I've been saying "nobody feels sorry for you, now stop it." It seems to be working. At home though we have had to start implementing time outs. Not really as a punishment but just to get herself under control.

Time out is now over, Jason left for work and I'm here to fend for myself. God help me.


  1. What a kid. Can't wait to see what she'll be like in 10 years. Full of life!

  2. There is no end to her passion and intensity. As long as we can teach her how to channel it she will be something quite extraordinary to behold. No pressure ;)

  3. LOL! She sounds like someone I know (I will not mention any names).

  4. I think time-outs are amazing. I used to not do them until my boys were out of control and then we started watching Super Nanny, and now they know I mean what I say. It's like MAGIC.