Spitfire

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This is Madelynn, otherwise known as my little spitfire.  She might be little, but man does she pack a punch.  This is how we roll these days, usually she is adorned in more jewelry than this and now can be seen sporting a purse on most outings.

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She talked me into these shoes one day while we were shopping for her brother, she had to have these because “Mommy they have bows!”  They were on sale big time, and not pink (don’t get me wrong I love pink, but I like when she picks other colors too,) so we went for it.  The next few days while we were out she would announce to anyone that she was wearing heels.  Yeah, that got some head turns, I am so winning mother of the year.

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Have I mentioned her love for all things twirly.  I may or may not have asked her at a garage sale “Is this dress Twirly enough Maddy?”  If it doesn’t twirl why bother wearing it.  Please tell me you can relate?

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I love this little girl of mine something fierce.   Even in the midst of her, ahem, strong personality that comes out.  If you were at my Target the other day around 9:30am, yes that was my child throwing that fit.  You know the one where they want that toy and aren’t going to stop.

This toy happened to be located in the baseball card section, we were on our way out (mind you I was almost clear, I had already paid), Maddy spotted a pink My Little Pony toy.  She didn’t even know what they were as they were sealed in one of those bags.  She insisted she go see it.  This was Mistake number 1, letting her go.

Once she saw it she said she wanted to buy it, I informed her she didn’t have any money along and another day, and that I had already paid.  That apparently wasn’t the right answer and she took off.  Yes she took off to the produce section, stopping short to hide behind a display.  All the while crying and screaming.

Now is it wrong in the middle of this chaos I was wishing I could video tape her to show her when she is an adult (possibly a mom?)

I was this type of child you see, I was the one who hid underneath shopping racks and threw fits about putting on her jacket in the middle of winter.  So this is my payback.  I know my mom will have a laugh at this story.

I did indeed catch her and removed the toy from her hands and threw it down only to have her yell at me that I didn’t put it in the right place and that she would put it back.

Enter Mistake number 2.  Letting her back down.  Because yes, she did indeed run again, only this time through a check out line.

Did I mention I am now a bright shade of red and sweating?  Yes I had the whole Target audience’s attention.  One lady asked me at one point “One of those days?”  YOU Think?  If this wasn’t a day I don’t know what is.

I digress, I caught her again and snatched the blessed toy from her clutches and propped her on the shopping cart handle and pushed her out.  All the while she was crying and screaming and hitting me.

When we returned home, she had a lengthy time out and all of her My Little Ponies were taken away for the day.  She was not happy about that.   I tried to pick a punishment that went along with the crime.  Seeing as she had to have that toy, I figured it was appropriate.

I hope the lesson has been learned and the next outing we go on is uneventful.  She does indeed know why those ponies were taken away, as I had her share with her daddy what she did at Target.  Yeah, she didn’t enjoy sharing what a little spitfire she was.

Do you have a spitfire in your house?  Do you ever encounter situations like mine?  I share this story so I can remember, Maddy is her own person, so very different than Hayden at this age.  I love her for who she is,  and I tell her this.  But I also share with her that I don’t always like her actions, but I always love her.

3 Responses to Spitfire
  1. Nana
    May 23, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Yes, I had a spitfire just like that!! And yes, I did have a good laugh at your story.

    Your Mother (who still loves you anyway)

  2. Katy
    May 24, 2012 | 10:22 am

    LOVE this!!

  3. fortheloveofnaps-Sarah
    May 25, 2012 | 8:04 pm

    I passed you at a garage sale and though I didn’t hear you ask her if it twirled enough I did witness an adorable little girl and a hip mama walking to their car…both in cute wedge sandles! Love it. Your posts always make me look forward to my life with Sydney. Thanks.

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Spitfire

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This is Madelynn, otherwise known as my little spitfire.  She might be little, but man does she pack a punch.  This is how we roll these days, usually she is adorned in more jewelry than this and now can be seen sporting a purse on most outings.

IMG_1466copy

She talked me into these shoes one day while we were shopping for her brother, she had to have these because “Mommy they have bows!”  They were on sale big time, and not pink (don’t get me wrong I love pink, but I like when she picks other colors too,) so we went for it.  The next few days while we were out she would announce to anyone that she was wearing heels.  Yeah, that got some head turns, I am so winning mother of the year.

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Have I mentioned her love for all things twirly.  I may or may not have asked her at a garage sale “Is this dress Twirly enough Maddy?”  If it doesn’t twirl why bother wearing it.  Please tell me you can relate?

IMG_1472copy

I love this little girl of mine something fierce.   Even in the midst of her, ahem, strong personality that comes out.  If you were at my Target the other day around 9:30am, yes that was my child throwing that fit.  You know the one where they want that toy and aren’t going to stop.

This toy happened to be located in the baseball card section, we were on our way out (mind you I was almost clear, I had already paid), Maddy spotted a pink My Little Pony toy.  She didn’t even know what they were as they were sealed in one of those bags.  She insisted she go see it.  This was Mistake number 1, letting her go.

Once she saw it she said she wanted to buy it, I informed her she didn’t have any money along and another day, and that I had already paid.  That apparently wasn’t the right answer and she took off.  Yes she took off to the produce section, stopping short to hide behind a display.  All the while crying and screaming.

Now is it wrong in the middle of this chaos I was wishing I could video tape her to show her when she is an adult (possibly a mom?)

I was this type of child you see, I was the one who hid underneath shopping racks and threw fits about putting on her jacket in the middle of winter.  So this is my payback.  I know my mom will have a laugh at this story.

I did indeed catch her and removed the toy from her hands and threw it down only to have her yell at me that I didn’t put it in the right place and that she would put it back.

Enter Mistake number 2.  Letting her back down.  Because yes, she did indeed run again, only this time through a check out line.

Did I mention I am now a bright shade of red and sweating?  Yes I had the whole Target audience’s attention.  One lady asked me at one point “One of those days?”  YOU Think?  If this wasn’t a day I don’t know what is.

I digress, I caught her again and snatched the blessed toy from her clutches and propped her on the shopping cart handle and pushed her out.  All the while she was crying and screaming and hitting me.

When we returned home, she had a lengthy time out and all of her My Little Ponies were taken away for the day.  She was not happy about that.   I tried to pick a punishment that went along with the crime.  Seeing as she had to have that toy, I figured it was appropriate.

I hope the lesson has been learned and the next outing we go on is uneventful.  She does indeed know why those ponies were taken away, as I had her share with her daddy what she did at Target.  Yeah, she didn’t enjoy sharing what a little spitfire she was.

Do you have a spitfire in your house?  Do you ever encounter situations like mine?  I share this story so I can remember, Maddy is her own person, so very different than Hayden at this age.  I love her for who she is,  and I tell her this.  But I also share with her that I don’t always like her actions, but I always love her.

3 Responses to Spitfire
  1. Nana
    May 23, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Yes, I had a spitfire just like that!! And yes, I did have a good laugh at your story.

    Your Mother (who still loves you anyway)

  2. Katy
    May 24, 2012 | 10:22 am

    LOVE this!!

  3. fortheloveofnaps-Sarah
    May 25, 2012 | 8:04 pm

    I passed you at a garage sale and though I didn’t hear you ask her if it twirled enough I did witness an adorable little girl and a hip mama walking to their car…both in cute wedge sandles! Love it. Your posts always make me look forward to my life with Sydney. Thanks.

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