The chill in the air

And no, it wasn’t just the snow that we got this weekend. Yes, snow. In March, after Easter! On Friday afternoon, we actually had 2 very wet inches of the white stuff at our house. It all melted off pretty quick, but it kept snowing on and off through the weekend.

The chill in our house is the gale-force storm known as… Ane.

The kid just woke up on the wrong side of life yesterday, starting with her cereal. Ironically, it was Cinnamon Life cereal.

Tad woke up dry yesterday morning, which prompted a trip to the potty which was, um, productive! It was very exciting! But not to Ane, who was quite put out that her brother got a treat for doing something she does EVERY SINGLE DAY. When I pointed out to her that when she was potty-training, he didn’t get treats, it didn’t seem to soothe her mood. She then refused to eat her breakfast, and when I told her that she would be really hungry later, she replied, “That’s okay – Teacher Rose (her Sunday School teacher) will give me a snack later.”

Okay, I’ll admit it – I was pretty miffed at that one. I tried to prevent her from having a snack at Sunday School, but failed (Teacher Rose had apparently brought in leftover Easter candy for the kids, and Ane got her share of it, according to Grandma).

She then went on to refuse lunch, take a nap, and generally get on everyone’s nerves until we went to Friend and Doc’s house for dinner. She did graciously condescend to eat a decent amount of the delicious dinner Friend had made, and then eat her full share of ice cream later.

Later, she was playing with a foam sword-and-shield toy set that belongs to Head – who was trying to get it from her. When she was reprimanded by Friend for not sharing Head’s own toy with him, she said, quite bluntly, “I don’t like to share.”

Added to this comment, it all pretty much sums up her attitude on life at the moment.

And to top it off, I have a parent-teacher conference today regarding Ane’s behavior at school. What, you thought she was only acting like this at home? Ohhhh, heck no. She spreads the angst wherever she is.

If anyone has any ideas or opinions on how to make a strong-willed four-year-old girl behave… well, leave me a comment. We need all the help we can get.

But all is not lost to our own pint-sized winter of discontent. For lo, there is a bright sun on the horizon, green grass on the field, and the sound of cheering crowds coming near… for today is Opening Day of the baseball season.


2 Responses to “The chill in the air”

  1. Matthew
    March 31st, 2008 05:57

    I have no advice. I’m hoping you’ll figure it out with Ane so when it’s my turn with Swee’Pea I’ll know what to do.

  2. Laurie
    March 31st, 2008 07:56

    Someday she’ll have a daughter of her own… 🙂
    Small comfort meanwhile. Hope this week is better.

    And yes, Go Mariners!!!