If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you already know The Diva has an attitude. However, since she turned eight a mere ten days ago, it’s gotten worse. We’re talking fifteen-year-old girl hormonal bad. She’s rolling her eyes at me! ME!! Her mother. the one that doesn’t act like my mother. I’m a good mom. Hell, I’m a cool mom! She gets none of the neuroses I had to deal with at her age, and yet, she’s rolling her eyes at nearly everything I say. That big attitude she’s had since birth? It got even bigger.
This just will not do.
I’m trying desperately to make it go away, but nothing is working. OK, scratch that, one thing sort of works — taking away her tablet. Seriously, it sends the little Drama Queen into quite the tizzy. And if we decide to use it in front of her because she’s been especially naughty that day? Oh, yeah, full-on melt down. Actually today, that is exactly what happened. She decided to throw a tantrum this morning as I was getting her ready for school, so I told her she’d lost tablet and TV for two days. Cue the tears and howls. So, when we got home this afternoon, I pulled out her tablet and started browsing the internet in front of her. I ended up playing Foxy Bingo for a good half hour and that drove her nuts! I have to admit, I was laughing at her histrionics — bad mommy! — but it was pretty funny. She kept whining about her “bakery” and how all her food was going to burn if she didn’t check on it.
I get that she’s only eight, but surely she understands that it’s just a game? Or she’s completely trying to play me and her daddy. I suspect it’s the latter, and she’s not going to get away with it. I keep telling her that everything she’s doing, I’ve already done and I was better at it. I’m pretty certain she will not be able to get much over on me, considering that I was kind of a master at it as a kid. I’m the one who signed my mother’s name on the permission/signature card for high school. Even my mom couldn’t tell the difference! How do you think I ditched school so much senior year and never got caught? But, I always got my homework and classwork done and maintained a 4.0 average.
Now if The Diva can manage that, I’ll be impressed. So far I have to practically force her to do her homework.