Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Life can be so stressful...

Every night we have the same routine. It's 9:00, I tell the kids it is time for bed. 9:10, I yell up for them to calm down and go to sleep. 9:15, I yell up "Go To Sleep!" 9:20, I yell up "Who wants to sleep in the garage?" 9:30, I yell up "LAST WARNING!" It is quite effective, and by 9:45 there is silence. Well, last night at about 11:15, Ella came downstairs sobbing. I quickly paused American Idol and asked her what was wrong. She wouldn't respond, or couldn't respond because she was crying too hard. After a few minutes I started to worry about what might have happened to make her so upset. Finally, she calmed herself enough to say "I lied to my friends and I am worried they might find out." So I asked her what she lied about, and she didn't want to tell me. Now, I of course had to know. So I nicely, but firmly asked her to tell me what she lied about. After a good 5 minutes of prodding her, she finally told me, "I told my friends I had special powers, and now I am worried they might find out I don't". I had to come up with a response quickly, it was about 11:30 by this point.

Here is a list of my possible reactions:


  1. Just laugh...

  2. Tell her that's why you should never lie and then tell her to get back in bed, or sleep in the garage.

  3. Comfort her and help her think of a way to keep making her friends think she has special powers.

  4. Tell her to not say anything more, and when her friends call her out on it just say, "What? I was totally joking! You don't think I really thought I had special powers did you?"

Keeping in mind that it was late, I was in the middle of American Idol, I needed to hurry and watch it so I could get to bed and get up at 6:30 the next morning, I thought I gave a pretty good response. I told her #4. Then I told her never to lie again or I would tell everyone the real truth. (which I am already doing right now)


Man I wish my only stress in life was worrying if my friends would find out I didn't have any special powers.



12 comments:

Mary said...

You did well, despite the late hour and seriousness of the problem. You're mommy's proud of you. By the way, that sounds so Ella!

Markie23 said...

If you want to know what my special power is pull my finger.

Emily said...

That was a funny story! What a cute girl.

Amanda said...

You don't have special powers? What!

sarastrasser said...

When Ella told me she had special powers, she didn't give any impression that she was joking at all.

Cristin said...

Wow, she really looked like the kind of girl who has special powers. What a downer to find out the truth...I bet your the kind of person who tells people the end of the story before they get to it....

ajesplin said...

But what are her special powers? Maybe she has the power to tell a good lie. Then she wouldn't be lying.

Memzy said...

First, I love her gorgeous curly hair.

Second, you are such a good mom for pausing American Idol to help her. I woulda done something.......different.

Eleven, yelling is completely effective. Doyee.

Jeni said...

Gotta love Ella!

Katie or Tom said...

I just realized your blog is back. I stopped checking it a while back. I am glad to have you back.
I am pretty sure being that adorable is a superpower.

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abutler said...

I totally told lies like that when I was a kid. So funny!