November 11, 2009

Life is Hard When You're Six


The world was unkind to my daughter this morning.

She was forced to take a shower.
Her hairbrush went missing... again.
The cereal she was served was disgusting.
The orange juice was too warm.
The milk was too cold.
She remembered that popcorn chicken day at the school cafeteria was yesterday.

The straw that broke the camel's back wasn't the strange discovery of her toothbrush in the cats' water bowl, but my refusal to let her brush her teeth with it afterward.

Life is hard when you're going through pre-pre puberty.

35 comments

Andrea Christine Lagourgue said...

My little girl is only 2 1/2. I am not sure if I should be scared or humored with what is to come.

Lori McLean said...

Geez you ARE mean. What's wrong with a little cat water?

According to Ana said...

she missed pop corn chicken day!

a life with out (cafeteria) popcorn chicken is hardly a life worth living.

Julie Harward said...

Oh Jana..I just finished a conversation with my daughter about her puberty daughter!!! They were discussing questions of another nature (about parents doing it!!!) The daughter was so disgusted..she thought that only happened when a baby was made and she was so mad! So see..it could be worse!
I'm having a GIVE A WAY...come say hi :D

Hillori said...

LOLOL! My 9 year old so came home yesterday saying that he had the worst day of his life because someone had the audacity to call him cute.

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

Oh, no wonder you named your blog "The Meanest Mom". My girls just about died tonight when I made them shower, too. Poor kids. I don't know if they'll ever get over it.

Connie said...

It really could be worse! At least she wasn't fishing out things from the litter box and putting THAT in her mouth like my 2 year old did!
Good luck with the pre pre-puberty! I think you know where it goes from here.

Jean said...

HAHAHAHAHAA!!! Why is the toothbrush in there... why...

Mama Mogantosh said...

Just the first of many days like that, I'm sure..but at six, Mum won't let you drink the cat water. At thirty-six, you'd probably just think 'oh, what the hell.' And would the popcorn chicken win against the cat water in a fight for toxic superiority...?

Pippa said...

I have almost the same problems with Top Ender on a daily basis!

ajm said...

My daughter (4 years old) had a meltdown when she literally got her panties in a twist the other day. Sometimes it's hard not to laugh!

Great blog!
Andrea
http://alittlebitrocknroll.blogspot.com

Karen said...

OH.....every day is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for a 6 year old!

HW said...

Fifteen is even better....

Last summer she and a friend came home early from a co-ed party and her friend was sobbing. When I insisted they tell me what happened, her friend was crying too hard so Kayla said "Well, when Dell finally got there you would NOT believe what he did to Shannon. He IGNORED her. That's why we came home early. He TOTALLY IGNORED her....I had to get my best friend out of there, Mom." I kept waiting for the rest of the story, but that was it - he ignored her.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

My middle son had a day like this on Tuesday. He will be six next week. Coincidence?

Madeline said...

I've got 4 daughters and I can tell you that there's drama every day around here. You capture it perfectly! It's so great to know that I'm not the only one.

Liz said...

Ohhhh yes, 6 yr olds are beastly! I got one myself!

Too Many Hats said...

Well at least she wants to brush her teeth. I still have to remind my 12 year old son - boys take to this hygiene thing like cats to water.

Lolli said...

My oldest daughter went through pre-puberty for so many years, I thought I'd kill her before her 13th birthday. Luckily, she's made it (within a month, at least)

Danya said...

At least the toothbrush didn't fall in the cat litter box.

Emz said...

so funny & SO TRUE. You never know what's going to be the "last straw" with children. Love it. ;)

Renny said...

Wow. What a hard life. I feel her pain. Just let her brush her teeth with the cat toothbrush mom! Why are you so mean?
Next thing you'll be telling me is you make her eat her vegetables. I just don't think I can handle that.

Michelle said...

This made me laugh! Especially since I am also the mom of a 6 year old.

Heather said...

My six year old was having trouble finding her hairbrush every morning so I bought one with a hole in the handle and tied it with string to the towel bar in the bathroom.One less thing to worry about in the morning.

The Cranes said...

And to think--you only have ONE girl. I have four--and the oldest is 11 1/2. Yeah, we're there, and it's NOT fun! The drama is never-ending and there's seemingly no end in sight right now...

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

I have a six-going-on-sixteen year old too. He would have used the cat water toothbrush THEN told me about it.

Mary~Momathon said...

Post-Preschoolness is a a tough stage! The girl needs some chocolate!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

My three girls think it is okay to use the toothbrush after their two-year-old brother has put the toothbrush in the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Aren't we all the meanest moms!! My poor six year old is made to eat food before candy; he has to take a bath; AND has to be in bed by 9! It is all too much for him to handle and collapses in tears at the end of the day! If only people had to make me do those horrible things!

Pirate said...

I have a ten year old nephew who has been moping around all week. Every time you say anything to him he totally spazzes out, 'God! What do you want from me?' and etc. He won't let me or his parents pick him at the school door, but way down the sidewalk. Every time something is missing he yells at everyone for not going up in his room and finding it and/or putting in the wash/his bag. Then again if you go up to his room for the slightest reason he acts as if you shot him in the foot. (I had to sleep on his futon one day last week, he wasn't here, and I needed a place to stay, he still gives me death glares for going in his room.)
Tonight I finally cracked and asked him what his problem was, and his dad told me he's bummed out about a girl telling him she didn't like him....
Kids are going through adolescence way too early.

SilvinaB. said...

Oh boy...i thought by 6 things should be getting better, but I'm starting to think there's no light at the end of the tunnel...:)

Lissa said...

I had a friend of my Mom's who would always make us feel better when we were having one of those 'The world hates me' days. She would remind our Mom how hard it really IS to be 2, or 5 or 6 or all the ages in between. She was our favorite because she always pled our case:) I think sometimes we do forget how hard it is when it seems like everything in your world that matters comes crashing down.

it'sliketheweather said...

Nothing more entertaining like a drama queen

Brian James said...

This was great. You're blog always makes me laugh!

Your daughter reminds me a lot of the characters I create in my books :)

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

Is there any possibility our daughters are related?

Be grateful she was willing to brush her hair.

Tamis said...

A++, you nailed it sister! Now at least I know to call it pre-pre-puberty!