Monday, April 21, 2008

Example of Why Matron is Not Allowed to be Typical Stage Mother Even is She so Wanted


Matron: "Scarlett, your hair looks really nice pulled back like that."

Scarlett: "One hundred and four."

Matron: "One hundred and four what?"

Scarlett: "One hundred and four times you've said something about me, to me."

Matron: "Is that bad?"

Scarlett: "Let's just say we'd rather not get to one hundred and five, shall we?"

19 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Ouch.

Allmycke said...

Jenn beat me to it! All I wonder is how she sounds if she gets really, really mad...

Liv said...

LOL. I love that kid.

Bonnie said...

All Righty Then Miss Thang!!

Sheesh. HOW old is she?

I might have had to remind her that though she is a princess - You are the Queen!

xoxo

Anonymous said...

I would have been tempted to inform the Little Princess that your remark was a COMPLEMENT and she needs to learn to accept them with grace.

Suburban Correspondent said...

I'm confused. What is upsetting her? My teen daughter feels that the only acceptable subject of conversation is herself.

Katie said...

That cracked me up!!

Mrs. G. said...

She doesn't suffer fools? Get used to it, sister.

Anonymous said...

Bwahahaha, too funny. That's what you get for having such amazing kids :)

Angie said...

Oh, wow. This sounds so much like my 13 year old daughter, it scared me. Welcome to my world, isn't it fun?

Anonymous said...

Mary, please know that I would NEVER call Scarlett a little princess. It's too dismissive for such a complex intense person.

josey

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I wonder what she was really thinking . . .

Jocelyn said...

She will keep you in line. But what a revelatory comment, eh?

Kind of like when my Girl would do something great, and I'd hear my husband saying, "You should be so proud of yourself" when inside my head I was saying, "I'm so proud of you."

I'm now very aware that, yes, she should be proud of her own self.

Bonnie said...

Oh Jocelyn - I like that! Thanks for the insight! I do that all the time, telling her how proud I am (worth comes from others) rather than helping her see that her value is self generated.
Today I will focus on myself and lead by example!!
Excellent topic MM.

xoxo

(Im still the Queen)

Minnesota Matron said...

She's 9 -- and yes, yes, that good old separation of Self and Child is always key!

Anonymous said...

She sounds tooooooo smart.

dkuroiwa said...

Oh my.....it's reading things like that that make me want to go and just hug the crap out of my boys. I'm so not sure I would have been able to handle the thinkings of a young woman-child.

Jenny Grace said...

If I ever have a daughter, this is the attitude I would like her to have

Anonymous said...

I love a girl who tells it like it is.