Monday, August 4, 2008

Never happened

Before we could even make it to the "everyone is dressed and ready" stage, things got ugly. Diana has been whining/crying whenever her father and I try to have a conversation. I don't know if it's a jealousy thing or what, but it's certainly driving a wedge between us, when we can't even talk if she's in the house. Her getting "cheese tacos" and going to the fair after hinged on her being good. Interrupting our conversation was not good behavior, so she got nothing.

I don't know what to do about this. It doesn't seem to matter what time it is, who initiates the conversations, or where. If we try to talk - about ANYthing - she starts out whining, which will escalate to crying and eventually angry wails. She can't/won't tell us what the problem is, but is perfectly content so long as we stay silent in opposite corners of the house. She will rarely even let us watch a movie together, especially once she has gone to bed herself, telling us "Daddy has to go to bed," or "Daddy's office" (meaning she wants him to go to his office).

Sunday, it was like the day before had never even happened. "Mercurial" does not begin to describe her moods, and not all of that is attributable to her percolating hormones; she's always been moody. But so are her parents, so I suppose it's not fair to be annoyed by that...

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