“Can I have the blue bow in my hair today?”
Simple enough question.
But with my kids and in my house not simple enough apparently.
Well, not 5 minutes earlier had I helped do older daughter’s hair for the upcoming school day. I put her hair in a high ponytail with a blue bow as the finishing touch.
See, she was wearing a blue Justice Emoji sweater that went perfectly with this same royal blue bow.
Same daughter was now off eating her breakfast for the day in the other room happily sporting the blue bow in her hair.
Now, it was daughter number two’s turn to get her hair done.
She was wearing black leggings with silver glitter embellished leggings and panda long sleeve baseball tee. The sleeves on the tee are a baby blue color, while the panda face is black and white on the actual shirt front.
As I went to comb her hair out to do a high braid in it for the day, she asked me that first question in this article.
When I answered her that her sister had it in her and it didn’t match her outfit for the day, that is when the fireworks occurred.
Never mind that we had perfectly good black bow that went better with her outfit or that “sharing is caring”. Because little sister wasn’t having any part of it!
See the crying, the whining and overall dramatic performance took flight that morning.
Still, I continued to do her hair. I also tried to ignore her histrionic performance as best as I could. Although, I may have told her that I would throw all the bows away and cut off all her long hair if she didn’t stop.
Eventually just like any other show, my daughter’s thankfully and finally came to an end.
So just like that it was over as quickly as it all began. Consequently this may very well be my way of tying a blue bow nicely and neatly around our mornings around here!
Seana Turner says
I remember that movie scene so well because it was so jolting. I think all Moms have their breaking point now and then, and it is usually because of things that have nothing to do with the drama of the moment. The funny thing is, another day you will have 2 blue bows all ready and one of them will want black!
You nailed it Seana and you just never know what will set them off. Plus, I never know when they will push to my breaking point either here, as well!
I used to tell Gabbie I’d cut off her hair if she kept chewing on it! Sigh, girls and their hair!
I can’t agree more about girls and their hair! But then I feel bad as I know both my girls do love their long hair. So, I can’t win for trying!!!
William Holland says
I read this and I’m grateful I didn’t have a girl. LOL Seriously you have two, and I can’t wrap my brain around that experience. Stay strong, Mom, and Happy Tuesday to you.
Aw, thanks Bill and for the most part I really do love being a girl mom, but moments like I shared here do give me pause at the very least! Happy Tuesday right back at you!!
LOL! Loving the Mommie Dearest reference!
Kids meltdown over the most random things, don’t they? Glad you survived the whole ordeal. I’ve had a rough morning myself but you know what I’m gonna do? Tie a blue bow around it. 🙂
Love the bow reference and I know definitely keeping my advice in mind for mornings to come as I am pretty sure I will need it 😉
Rabia @ The Liebers says
My daughter won’t let me touch her hair anymore. Sometimes I am grateful for that!
I guess we should be grateful for small favors 😉
Those mornings are the worst! Thank goodness you didn’t go Joan Crawford on either of them. ? I used to worry about matching bows and the like, but gave up on that a while ago. If you lived nearby it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the 4-year-old dressed in red and white striped holiday socks, black check pants and an orange Halloween t-shirt…with a big pink tutu right on top! At some point, they figure it out. Thanks for joining the #happynowlinkup again!
Aw, I would love to see that and I could care less about that matching bow. But of course I have two girly girls on my hands and they are all about the bows and more. But I am also glad I remained calm mostly and Joan Crawford never surfaced! 😉
OMG Mommy Dearest is intense; I watched it when I was younger, but I forgot how crazy it was. I hate to admit it, but my sister, and I had our fair share of melt downs when it came to school wardrobe. I was the youngest and always wore hand-me-downs, one morning I had on my sister’s old sailor dress it was adorable, and I’m sure I was annoying; my sister told me to take it off, of course, I said no. That’s when she stuck her long fingernails in my chest and left a scar, I was bleeding, wasn’t able to wear the dress and my parents freaked out. I don’t think she meant to hurt me but I was terrified after that encounter, that didn’t stop us from fighting and now we are best friends. lol you have to love sisters.
Glad you too are friends now and definitely think sisters are awesome, but do have their moments still!
mornings are tough around here too! It’s always the smallest things!! Though I definitely don’t have to worry about a bow. 🙂
I know the smallest things indeed!!!
Oh my gosh yes! Although it can be bows, the wrong bowls of cereal, the wrong socks. The list goes on and on and sometimes the crying after these types of fits isn’t just the kids…
Totally hear you, Jen and pretty much the same here, too 😉
Selena, The Rambler says
Been there. Just the other day, my kid came down in the weirdest outfit and I was like, girllll…all of this (points head to toe), doesn’t even match? And we had a stare showdown. Thankfully I won…whew. Cause seriously, her outfit was so weird. Haha. #happynowlinkup
Selena, I would have taken stares, but this full on whining and crying for like 10 minutes. But glad you won and thank you for sharing with me, too 🙂
Selena, The Rambler says
This was so me and the kid this weekend. But it was over an outfit. I totally love giving her choices, but that day was like…whoa. No way. I’m totally saying…NO MORE WIRE HANGERS in my head right now.
Selena, I know the wire hangers scene still don’t think I will fully get over after all these years!!
Christine Carter says
Ha! I could JUST picture it, Janine! You handled this lovely little drama brilliantly! Oh do I get those crisis interventions with our kiddos. And they always happen at the most INCONVENIENT times, RIGHT?
Thanks Chris and I know really is always seemingly at the worst possible times during the day!!!
Jenny @ Unremarkable Files says
Ah, the blue bow fights. There’s more where that came from, I’m sure!
Jenny, I am sure you are right still!! 😉
This makes me think of my own days as a kid and I couldn’t “get my hair just right.” LOL. So frustrating. Now, I just ruffle my hand through my short hair and call it good. 😀
Happy Wednesday – sorry I didn’t make it by yesterday. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Sending you hugs! xo
Aw, I am just so happy to see you stop by always and so many hugs right back at you tonight!! xoxo 😉
Aunt Gloria says
We all have our “Italian” moments! Glad Lily got past the blue bow crisis….and you too! Never a dull moment!
So true, Aunt Gloria and thanks!! xoxo 🙂
Lisa @ TheGoldenSpoons says
Ha! Been there done that! These days I might actually be happy to argue over bows if it meant my girls would actually comb their hair in the mornings! 🙂
I am pretty sure this too shall pass here, but god help me when they get to the not wanting to comb their hair phase!! 😉
I never saw the movie! Is it the one with “wire hangers” – I may be wrong.
But oh – I know the rises and falls around here too.
Yup, wire hangers in its finest and glad to know though it isn’t just us! 😉
AnnMarie John says
I can’t help laughing, you may just need to have 2 blue bows. Luckily I don’t really have that problem with Madison as she doesn’t have to share but I do have the problem of her wanting to wear what she wants when she wants, and I usually let her dress herself within reason. Sometimes they just need to show their independence.
Agreed and two blue bows might be my first order of business this weekend if nothing else LOL!! 😉
This reminds me of the video I watched yesterday. Two little girls who are kids of a local actress here and the younger one would always get jealous. LOL so funny but can be a handful sometimes. 🙂
Agree totally as yes funny, but handfuls at the same time very often, as well! 😉
catherine gacad says
it seems so dramatic, yet i remember when i was their age and i used to throw a tantrum over my hairstyle for the day!
I know it sure does and I honestly don’t recall getting upset over my own hair at least to this extent. But that is just me 😉