My sweet, little 3 year old likes to scream spontaneously lately. You should have heard her this morning at 8 a.m. The two older boys were off to school. My 6 year old son and I were sitting on the couch when my darling daughter walked up and demanded that I tell one of my "mouse" stories. For the past few months, I've been making up spur of the moment adventure stories about a mouse family. It's all improvised and usually done while driving or killing time in the van. I've probably told about 40 of these stories. Usually, she'll go with wherever my imagination takes us. Today, she made a request for a specific story. I couldn't remember this story at all. My son was clueless about this one too. I tried to "rewrite" it for her with a new twist. My daughter was not thrilled with my attempts to interest her in a new mouse adventure. Feisty and mad, she stormed around the house and wouldn't stop her screaming for what seemed like 20 minutes. I think it was around 5 minutes. My ears are still ringing.
Playing along with Angela for "Friday High Five", over at Angela's Adventures and Minor Mishaps, here are the 5 ways we tried to quiet the little hurricane this morning:
- Singing songs from "Cinderella" - usually will bring a smile
- Offering her favorite crackers - food works for her brothers
- Mommy tries to hide - her screams followed
- What about this funny book? - "This is not the mouse story!!"
- Handy Manny is on! - All is quiet, hooray it worked!