Some day, her prince will come. Let’s hope he’s a mind reader.

MP has started getting up at 5 a.m. This is a relatively new development, beginning without rhyme or reason, about two weeks ago. This, in and of itself, is an incredible drag. Add to it the fact that Mommypie’s not getting to bed until 3 a.m. most mornings (late, late, long distance phone calls with The Boy) and you have one crabby mama. Not to mention an exhausted, overly-emotional nearly-5-year-old.

Case in point — this morning, after fighting the good fight as best I could on two hours sleep, and losing pathetically, I gave up, raised a white flag, and let MP watch cartoons. I went back to bed. I overslept. I managed to pry my eyes open at 8:30, at which point I shot out of bed and emerged from my room in a panic, making a beeline for the shower.

Five minutes later, I’m lathering, I’m rinsing, and I hear a tiny, high pitched series of whimpers most definitely meant to get my attention. I peek from around the curtain and see MP sitting on the bathroom floor, in tears.

“What’s wrong?” I ask.

Brace yourself.

“You just walked right past me, and I didn’t even get a HUG.”

(Pouty, arms folded)

“I shouldn’t have to TELL you to give me a hug.”

(Higher pitch. Definitely louder.)

“You should just KNOW I need one!”


She’s such a chick.


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15 responses to “Some day, her prince will come. Let’s hope he’s a mind reader.

  1. Oh yes, that all sounds very familiar. Lately our five-year-old cries at the drop of a hat. Stab her in the eye and she’s fine, but hurt her feelings and it’s a tsunami of tears. I do love that she’s old enough to get up and go turn on the TV by herself while I snooze. Soon she’ll be getting her own breakfast and cleaning bathrooms. Woo hoo!

  2. I feel like I just walked into a conversation between The Rock and I.

    I’ll let you guess which one I’d be in that scenario.

  3. I love her.

    She is just like me. =)

  4. Aww, poor little muffin.

    By the way, we ADORE the early morning tv in our house for precisely this reason. We have robins for children. Up at 5 or 5:30 lasted only for a few months in a row, and then we went back to them sleeping in until about 6:15. A solid 45 minutes of cartoons is magic. Not a peep out of them. Perfect. I say teach MP how to use the remote. 😉

  5. Bless her sweet little heart.

    And damn, I wish I could convince the Little Imp to watch cartoons. Maybe MP can have a little chat with her.

  6. Doog, you’re so screwed. Pre teen angst at 5?

  7. My brother got a glimpse of what his 9 year old is going to be like when she’s married. He took the dog for a walk and it got away on him. (Luckily he found it later that day.) But when he came home from the walk without the dog, his daughter stood in the doorway, hands on hips, chewing him out.

    “I just knew that something like this would happen. You never pay attention when you’re out with that dog. Did you go look for him? Did you? Well what are we going to do now? I just can’t believe you dropped the leash. What were you thinking? Well, clearly, you weren’t thinking, otherwise this never wouldn’ve happened…”

    He said he felt bad about the dog, but also bad for the poor schlep his daughter would marry some day.

  8. thetick

    There goes the Mom-of-the-year award. again.

  9. littlemansmom

    LOL….they don’t grow out of it….littleman still pouts if I ‘forget’ to hug him in the mornings….oi!

  10. blissfully caffeinated / MommyTime — I totally tried to teach her the remote, but she wound up pushing some button that turned the screen to snow. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure it out. I had to PAY someone to come out and fix it. DUH.

    SDM — You’re such a chick.

    Cactus Petunia — Yeah, I suppose I’ll keep her. 🙂

    Elizabeth — See SDM. 🙂

    Auds — If MP could watch Spongebob 24/7, she’d be in HEAVEN. Give him a shot. Seriously, he’s got some freaky power over kids. And adults. I LOVES me some a da Bob.

    3boys1mommy — Just wait ’til MP marries one of your boys …

    Mel — TELL me about it! What’s next? Mid-life crisis at 6?

    Seriously, Jess — Wow. She could totally give MP a run for her money in the Ball and Chain department.

    thetick — Yep. It’s always juuust outta my grasp.

    littlemansmom — Another Drama Queen! I guess, on the flip side, we’re lucky we have snuggly kids. 😉

  11. Tell her the remote is for big kids. She’ll have it whipped in five minutes. Hit the snooze.

    Yes, you have a perfect combination of Girly-Girl and 11-Year-Old-Boy in that one. Best of luck.

  12. She IS such a chick-this had me cracking up here at my desk at work. I’ve been catching up on your blog and I need to seriously sit down and read all the posts I’ve missed. Another single mama finds a boy. I have to admit, once new hubby and I reconnected, I felt kinda in between single mom and married WOman. I’m pretty glad I won’t be the only one now. Congrats.

  13. She’s so sweet. Your lucky to have her.

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