Sunday, March 01, 2009

Temper tantrum via new technology

Me. Sitting at computer for the first time all weekend.

MiniMe. Really upset that she can't use it.

My iPhone. Next to me on the desk.

Mr. O's iPhone. With MiniMe back in her bedroom as she pouts.

The tantrum via text messages:

Mom can I go on the computer!
[A demand? I think you just blew it, kiddo]

[Nice recovery]

[Maybe try "With sugar on top"]

U r a q t
[Ah, flattery. But it's still getting you nowhere]

100% mad
[Finally. Just get it off your chest, Punkin]

[Foot stomp, coordinated nicely with arms folded across chest]

What are you doing
[Perhaps leading into some logic-based negotiation?]

[Yes, Punkin. I'm ignoring you]

Mom = 1
MiniMe = 0
I may have won the battle, but the war rages on.


Anonymous said...

Our negotiations are still held "analog". For every half hour of Game Cube, Wii or Nintendo DS they play, the discussions leading up to permission last at least the half an hour asked for...

In the end, there is always the "I have to look at my e-mail to see if I have any other school assignements". You let them do that and they hope you've forgotten where they are (which is quite impossible as they are then quiet).

I often wonder if the children's tenacity lasts through to adulthood.

susan opel said...

Did she spell everything right? Impressive, Catherine!

Anonymous said...

That's great! I admire your ability to avoid texting a reply. My three-year old throws more fits to get on the computer than the older boys.

I'm getting on top of things and my two older boys are in Arizona on spring break for a few days. Coffee soon?

BusyDad said...

Wait. MiniMe is texting?? And I thought Fury was advanced when he tweeted about "crazy hair day" at school. Clearly he needs more technology training.

Debbie said...

Good luck! Don't turn your back. They'll get you every time:)

Megan said...

LOL This post is great. I can just picture it taking place, and love it that it was all via text.

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

LOL. This is too 2 funny! I'm there with ya, my kids do that kind of stuff all the time, way to stick to your guns Mom!

Anonymous said...

It's about time. We really needed this win.