...ok, let me set the scene for you...
I go into the playroom to tell Jayla that it's time for her shower. Only to find her sitting in a chair, under the curtain at the window. I hear her talking to herself (as she often does). But I couldn't hear exactly what she was saying. So I gently pull back the side of the curtain and peek in at her.
THERE I find my daughter holding a piece of paper with names of kids on it (and teachers) that have been in her class over the past 2 years. I look at her and notice that her nose is running. So I ask her what's wrong (this is where it gets interesting) and the conversation went something like this...
Mom: "What's wrong?"
Jayla: sniff..."I've just been crying, that's all!" sniff
Mom: "What are you crying about?" now looking a little bit closer at the paper she's holding
Jayla: sniff, sniff "Do you remember on the last day of school, I was crying?" sniiiiiffff
Mom: "Yeah???" trying not to laugh
Jayla: "Well..." sniff, sniff, "I was crying because I didn't want to leave school for the summer and I didn't want to miss my friends! AND I didn't want to stop learning and all that stuff!" "I didn't even WANT to have a summer break! I don't NEED a break!" "I wish I could go to bed right NOW!" sniff, sniff "and wake up and go to school!!" SNIFF
Mom: "Well, honey, I'm sorry, but school has to close for the summer which means you'll have a summer break. The teachers want to spend some time with their families too, you know?"
Jayla: "WELL...I don't WANT to have summer!" sniiiifff..."I want to keep learning all that I can and I want to go to school and I want to see my school friends! sniiifff
Mom: "Jayla, there's nothing I can do about that right now. But ya'll start back to school in about 2 weeks anyway. So you'll be back with your school friends and learning more real soon. Now c'mon and take your shower."
By now, Mister M. is looking at me mouthing, "What's wrong with HER?" :-) I tell him and he just smiles and shakes his head.
So, I go in the bathroom and run Jayla's shower. Soon, she comes in there with me, I give the "shower instructions" and I leave the bathroom. A few seconds later, I come back down the hall and see her reflection in the mirror. This girl is now looking at herself working up an OSCAR worthy, deep sorrow BAWLING!!!
Are you KIDDING me? :-)
So the loving mother that I am stops and says to my daughter, as sweetly as I can...
"Alright Jayla, that's ENOUGH!!!" lol
Ok, I know I'm wrong for posting this. But I just HAD to share it with someone. I just love this kid! I'm not sure who's she is...cuz she CAN'T be mine! :) She really cracks me up and keeps me on my toes.
Oh, and I'll have ya'll know, this is NOT the first "melt down" we've had this summer. The 1st one was cured by, "Well, if you don't take a summer break, you won't get to go on vacation!" That one went over like a charm! Probably because it was the truth.
This time...I got nothin!! LOL
...and so it goes, as Jayla's world turns...tune in next week for the, "MOM, what am I gonna wear (that's pink) on the first day of school? Do you think my teacher (whoever she is) is going to like it?" episode.
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