Those Little Moments That Make It All Worthwhile
Lulu had a tantrum that was so bad she had to be shut in her room, where she screamed for five minutes (yes, she finally got around to calling me a "nigger'' while she was in there).
** SEE "HOW NOT TO TEACH YOUR CHILD ABOUT THE N WORD" IN MY PREVIOUS POSTS SO YOU DON'T THINK WE'RE RACISTS).**
The tantrum started because she wasn't allowed to watch a rerun of the Disney Channel movie "High School Musical,'' which the network had been promoting since, oh, September (no TV because she wasn't done her homework).
When she was finally let out of her room, she wrote me little notes in green magic marker.
One was illustrated with a fat stick figure with the face scribbled out. It said, "Bo Hoo (sic), You are stickey'' (instead of "stinky").
Another one said, "Dear Mom. You made my life relly bad.''
But she was polite enough to close with the words, "Love, Lulu'' and, on each, she drew a small heart.