Just read a great post over here. Made me want to create my own list of things that residents of my house consider tragic.
We’ve all heard the term “Drama Queen”. Well, over here at our place, we have a Drama Prince, a Drama Princess, a Drama King and a Drama Queen.
So here’s my list of things we consider tragic, broken down by dramatic royalty:
- When a ball rolls under the couch…this is, apparently, the end of the world until the ball is retrieved by a capable, older person.
- Not getting juice or boob the very second his eyes open.
- His sister not letting him play with her Barbies.
- Having to wear mittens while outdoors, playing in the snow.
- Having frozen hands while outdoors, playing in the snow. (I know. I don’t understand him either.)
- Her brother playing with her toys.
- Her brother playing with his toys.
- Having to eat anything “yucky for her”.
- Having a dusty house.
- Having a child or children interrupt his sleep…multiple times.
- Having to go upstairs/downstairs for the millionth time because someone (usually me) forgot something before going out the door in the morning.
- Going to the store and coming home without items on the list.
- Running errands and not following the most efficient route possible, especially if I plan an efficient route and then get sidetracked by unplanned events.
- “Having to make more than one trip from the car to the house. I would rather risk herniation of some part of my body or a dislocated shoulder to get it all in one trip.” (I’m borrowing this one directly from Shoes On The Wrong Feet. Thanks. And I totally do this all the time.)
- Having to pay full price for a staple item that I could have stocked up on when it was on sale the week before if I had only known that we were about to run out of said staple item.
There you have it. My list of what the royalty in my house considers tragic.
If there was one quality I wished that my kids didn’t get from me (and my husband), it would be the penchant for the dramatic. Perhaps we can learn from each other how to cool our heels rather than erupt à la drama.