Wednesday, March 10, 2010

When you're alone, alone in the world

A few minutes ago, Suzi was prancing wildly around the living room on her horse on a stick. Jordan and I were unfortunately forced to take the horse away after she proved unable to keep the long stick out of her baby sister's face. Eardrum-shattering fit-pitching ensued. Jordan picked Suzi up and tried to comfort her, but this only made her angrier. She shouted at him to PUT HER DOWN AND LEAVE HER ALOOONE!!! I gently asked if she might like to be alone for a little while, and she said yes. I told her if she wanted she could go up to her room (*not* as a go-to-your-room punishment; just for a chance to calm down). She agreed, hung her head, and trudged up the stairs, ruefully singing "when you're alone, alone in the wuld, when you're alone in the wuuuuld," a tune from one of our favorite Christmas specials, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.



(And in case you were worried, she came back down the stairs, smiling again, in like 30 seconds.)

2 comments:

Amber said...

That kid has a career in theater, methinks. It sounds like she knows how to play to an audience. Adding a song to underscore her point is just perfection.

Hobo Mama said...

What drama! I'm much impressed by her instincts to tug on your heartstrings through song. I agree with Amber — she's got a future on stage.