QOTD: Bossy babies

I spent an hour designing and distributing the invitation for Bella's third birthday party, coming up in two Saturdays.
That hour happened to be between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. this morning, which means I then watched two episodes of Roseanne before I could fall asleep. Fast forward to 7:30 a.m. when my youngest monster poked her face right into mine.

Me: Uhh, hmm, mornin' baby.
Bella: I waked up. It mornin' so I waked up.
Me: Uh huh. Mama's still sleepy.
Bella: I not sweepy. I waked up. I want chocyut miyilk and ceruhl wid miyilk in a bowl. And I wanna fwy my kite and pway in the campah. Okay, mama?
Me: Uhhemm. How 'bout Elliot Moose?
Bella: Ehweeot Moose is on da yoose?
Me: Uh huh.
Bella: That's not fwyin' kites or pwayin' or eatin'.
Me: Umhmm. Let's turn it on.
Bella: You not bein' the best mom ever. You bein' sweepy mama. You need waked up yike me. You bein' wazy.
Me: Okay meanie. No birthday party for you.
Bella: Oh, mama. You bad mama. You not best mom ever. You is havin' my kite birthday party! I'm gonna go tell my daddy right now!
Me: That's it. No more Elliot Moose for you. Go on back to your room and play.
Bella: I yuv Ehweeot Moose! Him's on the yoose! I watch him right now. RIGHT NOW, Mama. I still tellin' my daddy, dough.

And so began my day.

Lessons learned: Be prepared to wake up at the crack dawn with a starving and bossy child. Offering a beloved but creepy children's show won't work, but threatening to take it away will. It's impossible to sleep through a tiny monster singing, "Ehweeot Moose! Him's on the yoose. Ehweeot Moose! Him's on the yoose. Ehweeot Moose! Him's on the yoose. Ehweeot Moose is on the yoose. Ehweeot Ehweeot Ehweeot Ehweeot Ehweeot Ehweeot..,." You get the picture.


  • suzannah | the smitten word

    out. of. control! the later we go to bed, the earlier they get up. speaking of, i need to get offline!

    (still need to catch up on the RW sometime soon. i don't know what happened to andrew after he fell! and erika is a total whiner for sure:)

  • heather@actingbalanced.com

    luv the invite! so sorry that it made you sleep deprived, but what a cute story!

  • Janine

    LOVE the invitation and party idea! Funny story...I'll bet she really does think you're the best mama ever...lol! = )

  • Cheri

    And after singing Elliot at the top of her little monster lungs, did she remember to tell Daddy on you? Too cute!

  • Kelly Miller

    @Suzannah - I won't tell you what happened, but I will say that I was on Andrew's side and thought Emily used the situation to her advantage. ;)

    @ABM - Thank you! I love the invite, too. I was going to paper-craft the invites but do you have any idea how hard it is to find envelopes to fit 5x7 pieces of paper? Then my OCD got the best of me and it had to be done ASAP. Ugh... but at least it's cute!

    @Janine - Bella and I are both so excited to have this kite party. There will be kite-shaped sandwiches and cookies, and little cupcakes with candy kites on top. I love it! (I am ignoring that she has started to ask for a princess party.)

    @Cheri - Have you heard the theme song? It's an earworm that eats your brain. I would get her on video singing it, but my younger sister is holding my camera hostage until I bring the kids over (happening today).

    She did NOT tell Daddy. In fact, by the time Daddy got home for lunch, Ms. Thang had decided that JAVI was the best bruddah evah and wouldn't talk to me or him. That child thinks she has three parents.

  • Unknown

    That's hysterical. C still hasn't figured out that she can leave her room when she wakes up. I'm in for a ton of trouble when the light bulb goes off.

  • Kathy

    love the idea of a kite party. will have to remember that for M's bday in July. And I hope that going to sleep at that time is rare for you and if not you need to GO TO BED! :) I am a misery for the whole day if I am not asleep by 11pm. And what a sweet convo. "You not bein' the best mom ever. You bein' sweepy mama" Poor you! So cute though! Guessing she watched a bit of Elliot Moose(which I have never heard of by the way!

  • The Drama Mama

    This post is funny! The things they say. I'm glad she didn't tell on you. The invite looks great. I had to make not 1, not 2, but 6, yes, 6!! different invites before Jellybean decided she really did like the first one best after all. Doh! Haha. Then she proceeded to take ALL the invitations to school and pass them out. Ai-yi-yi. I have NO idea how many kids are coming...

  • Susan Berlien

    Love the Kite idea!!!

  • KDL

    Most days it doesn't matter whether I set the alarm or not because if one two year old doesn't wake me the other one will. Sleeping in is a thing of the past...

  • Cheryl

    This is the cutest, and the invite looked great!

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