It is funny how a 4-year old daughter can add so much drama to a house! ha! I just chuckle inside thinking about it!
The other day, my daughter was riding on her bike and slipped a bit. This lead to a scrape from the sidewalk on her foot. No blood ran, but the owie turned red and the end of the world was nearing. Elizabeth began "fake" crying and demanding a band-aid to take care of her owie.
Oh the tears flooded her eyes and face. Of course as a Mom, you can tell if it is a true cry or a fake cry, but I went along with this fake cry. I took her to the bathroom to clean up her owie, all along she is sobbing, with tears running down her face and all.
I decided to give her a choice of a Dora or Princess band-aid. When I asked her which one she wanted, amazingly enough the wailing stopped completely and the tears dried up quickly. There was no response to my question however so I asked again, "Would you like a Dora or Princess band-aid." Whimpers completely gone and only a serious look on her face remained, "Oh Mom, this is so hard, I just can't decide."
It took all of me to keep from bursting into laughter.