4.07.2009

He Comes By It Honest


My firstborn.

Quirky. Smart. Sensitive. Kind.

Knows all his multiplication facts (an amazing feat around our house....since his mother still has to use her fingers). Loves Star Wars (and has drained many a financial resource for the sake of just one more Luke Skywalker or C3PO action figure). Dreams of being an inventor (holding my breath for the Clean Your House robot....he owes it to his mother to invent that one first).

I'm very proud of him. I really am.

BUT....

He is driving me bananas.

Because he now has a new hobby. Actually two new hobbies. He delves into both of them with his whole heart and soul. He has perfected them with superb proficiency, and if he could get paid a dollar for every time he uses his new found talents, I would be sitting pretty in a really fantastic house without the need for that Clean the House robot, because I would have a maid. Or maybe 2.

Keaton is now officially a WHINER and a DRAMA KING.

Every thing that comes out of the boy's mouth has an ear piercing whine tagged on to the end, and everything is uber-dramatized. You can hear him cry out from the other end of the house; rush to find out what possibly could be the matter...only to discover that one of his brothers is standing in front of the TV blocking his view of Phineas and Ferb. Or you may hear a loud thud come from another room, think that something or someone has taken a serious tumble.....only to discover that Keaton has thrown himself onto the floor in a Scarlett O'Hara worthy fashion because he can't find his shoes.

Tears are shed over Fruit Rollups. Wails are issued over hijacked blankets. And exasperated sighs are thrown around for low iPod batteries and requests for teeth to be brushed.

Please tell me I'm not alone. Please tell me that I'm not the only one who utters the phrase, "Stop being dramatic!" no less than 54 times a day.

Because if I'm the only one.....I'll cry.

And I would hate to whine and be dramatic.



*Totally off-the-subject, but definitely note-worthy: I WON!! Carpoolqueen had a bloggy giveaway, and I actually won! I never win anything! Ever!! So I did a little happy dance when I found out that I was a winner!! And CPQ is one of most favorite bloggers ever....so it just makes it that much better!!!!!!!

16 comments:

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

Hum.... Don't know what to tell ya!

Carpoolqueen said...

Oh the drama king. I have one or three of my own. Lots of stomping and complaining. Which seems to lessen when the Bionicle goes to the special place on top of the refrigerator until the big boy comes back.

Or maybe it lessens when I go to the special place. With the padded walls and the cozy jacket.

Mich said...

I would like to tell you that they grow out of it, but you would know I was lying, because you know my kids!!! Everything is about "Drama" at our house, but then I have a preteen...

I love you...does that help any?

Elizabeth said...

I've got 2 drama queens and a drama king, and the only thing I know to do is just make it fun. I make them look at their faces in the mirror and see how ridiculous they look, and we all laugh and the drama ends. For 5 minutes at least.

Kendra said...

Yeah, I tell Sam to stop all this Llama Drama, and it works. He says "Don't make a fuss, make applesauce!" and I have no idea where he got that one. I'm from the school of ignoring negative attention seeking behaviors, if they aren't harming anyone or themselves. But, I don't have 3 to deal with, so who knows! Ear plugs?

Mary @ Simple Things said...

I'm guessing he is about 7?? Boys do that drama thing. When mine was younger the tears would come over anything. My poor brother in law just got through one and now the younger one has started. We are hunting eggs on Saturday and I can't wait to see the meltdown when he thinks some got more eggs than he did.

The ironic thing is, when they become teens they don't even speak to you and you'll realize you'd rather have them whining than not talking at all. Ah motherhood.

buscher3 said...

He'll get passed it, I'm sure. It may mean a few gray hairs for you in the process, but he'll move passed it. Just think, would you rather whining at this point or be thrown in into the preteen attitude stage?? Hope you find something that works for the little guy...and for right now, use this as an opportunity to pray for patience. After all, it doesn't come w/o ways to practice it. :-)

Nina Diane said...

just another lovely stage that kids go through....oh the fun!

Lori Motl said...

You could have been describing my eldest...right down to the Stars Wars figures. And I assure you the whine and drama king match. One main cause has been discovered. Mine is crying out for a little attention. Eldest of three, he is expected to function self-sufficiently. Unfortunately, that also means he doesn't feel like he's getting enough attention. We have discovered that when we heap a little extra attention on him (not immediately following the entrance of the drama king, but when he's been put away for a little while), the drama dies away a little bit.

I don't know if that will help you, but know that you are NOT alone! We most assuredly experience the same. Maybe we should get them together for a Luke Skywalker whine-fest!

It's a wonderful life said...

I have a drama queen!! If something is not going just right she makes it known to everybody. For example: this morning her toothpaste was not completely on the bristles and she whining about that. I had to threaten her to get her to brush her teeth!! You are not alone with your "drama king". It is a phase that soon will pass, he is a sweet boy!!

The Bowden's said...

OMG! I so have a DRAMA QUEEN at my house. :)

The Bowden's said...

OMG! I so have a DRAMA QUEEN at my house. :)

Tiffani said...

remind me again how old he is???

I have two friends who went through.this.very.same.thing. with their boys....and I think they are the same age..

Mrs B said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Amen sister! Belle gets whacked by the dogs tail and she notices that I saw it and its full on tears and howling like she broke her arm. Lets not even talk about when her brother accidently bumps into her. :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Well I can only speak from the Toddler Drama Queen perspective, but oh my yes. I don't know how many times a day I have to tell her to STOP WHINING, because "I don't listen to you when you're whining". Funny how she can change her tone at the drop of a hat. And the tears and hysterics over nothing.

Congrats on winning! I saw your comment over there and I was so happy you won your first giveaway!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm just gonna say one thing: It's WAY WORSE with girls.

You might beg to differ, but my girls can throw down some serious drama.