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Thursday, December 18, 2008

One of Those Days


Eva is 3 years old. On any given day, she can be the devil. It usually happens only 3-7 days a week.

Today is a devil day. On a devil day, Eva will only request to do unreasonable things (like play outside in the snow in a swimsuit). Even if you offer her an alternative (play outside in the snow in a snowsuit), it isn't good enough and getting her to do anything is like trying to wrangle Jell-O.

I got her to preschool this morning so she could participate in the party. I think she had fun while she was there. When she saw me she reverted back to "normal". I wanted to take her picture in front of the tree. I figured I might as well take her picture with a mad face. Here was our conversation:

Me: Eva! Make a mad face!
Eva: (with a mad face) I don't want to make a mad face! I want to make a happy face!
Me: Okay. Make a happy face.
Eva: (with a scowl) This IS a happy face!
Me: Okay, then.

Click.

6 comments:

  1. What is it with these children? M was insisting to go out in the snow in her jammies.

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  2. Janet1:51 PM

    Sometimes you just can't win! I hope she mellows out at 4. Wasn't she pretty good as a 2-year-old? If so, she's the exception to the rule.

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  3. Look how much fun I have to look forward to! Eva, make a surprised face! :0

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  4. Natalie was a very "trying three" after fooling me with her not-so-terrible twos. So far, she's turning out OK now.

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  5. Your posts are making me laugh...guess I'd better be careful...my tyke's coming up on that age. gulp.

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  6. Ah, devil children. Or, as I like to refer to Josh, my little imp of satan. Good times had by all moms, right?

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