Friday, February 3, 2012

the quiet before the storm

(wednesday, february 1)

my girls have inherited a lot from me,
including their crankiness post-nap.

on wednesday,
i snapped these two pictures moments after each of my girls woke up.
notice they both went into the exact same position,
a little post-nap snuggle
(i love it)
what i didn't love was the complete double meltdown that happened for 45 minutes 
after these sweet photos were taken.
for reals.
do you ever have temper tantrums in your house that are so dramatic and extensive that it becomes kind of comical? 
i took a minute of meltdown footage with my phone & couldn't help laughing. 
my children were so hysterical over nothing and over everything all at once.
wanna see?


45 minutes of this!

17 comments:

  1. bless you, sweet friend, for posting this video. is it ok that watching it had me rolling with laughter and commiseration? lately any little bump sends viv into a tizzy. vince calls her our 'walking dramady' (as in drama that is so very comedic). xo and happy weekend.

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    1. i promise i was very empathetic for a while. but i couldn't help it when it kept going and going...she would say (sobbing) "i want a snack!!!" (which is what she had said right before i filmed this) and then i ask her what she wants and she starts screaming. then i ask again and she says, "no, i DON'T want a snack!" ay, i can't keep up- and then of course her misery sparks ruby.

      i felt bad that i was laughing- especially when she swipes at my phone like i'm paparazzi.

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  2. 45 minutes!!! i don't know how you got through that. a snack? no snack? you're a saint!

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    1. Oh, you just wait- you'll be a saint someday too

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  3. For some reason this made me laugh. Maybe because i have been there.

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    1. Because it's funny. Oh, to be a parent...

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  4. When did you sneak into our house and videotape our children? Your video is such timely evidence that this isn't Agnich House Specific (as I always fear these things are and wonder how we got so far off course)!
    ;)

    Hugs from across the Bay!

    (I wonder what would happen if we put them all in a room together while this drama was unfolding...hmmmm...)

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  5. P.S. My "verify" word for the last post was
    "frama." Four-year-old Drama? Fruitless Drama?

    Also quite timely and now may be my new word for these incidents...

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    1. oh my gosh kelli- i love frama. i can hear mary j blige singing "no more frama in our lives"

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  6. Oh my gosh, Sooz! I'm so sorry, but I laughed hysterically at the end when M slapped the camera.

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    1. i know- right? i was so paparazzi. call tmz ;)

      oh, don't worry- it's very typical drama around here, nothing unusual-i just don't normally capture it for the ages!

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  7. I will often videotape mine having tantrums just for the comic relief...you're not alone. :)

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    1. no time like the present to post it on your blog...hehe kidding

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  8. Lucy said she thinks Monrovia was crying because she wants to come to our house

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    1. i love it! tell lucy that we want to come visit. monrovia wants to know if lucy likes to play dress up.

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  9. yes! and we just got a bunch of hand me down princess dresses. hey monrovia, better come visit us before you both grow out of them.

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  10. oh you just took me back to the days of my daughter. it's either laugh or scream with them, and laughing's way more fun!

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