Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Looking for Linda Blair?

I have always wanted a little girl. I have 3 boys. Didn't even want one boy and ended up with three. Before anyone gets upset let me insert the usual "I love each any every one of them equally now that they are here and wouldn't trade em for the world..blah blah blah". Now that we got that out of the way let me explain why having a little girl was so important to me.

Growing up, and still my relationship with my mother was and is wacked to nonexistent. I always saw other girls have a unique relationship with their moms and wanted something similar in my life. I couldn't get it on the daughter side so I thought Id try it on the mother side. Not to mention I love dressing up my little girl, doing her hair, watching Disney Princess movies etc. All the things my mom never did. ( she wanted one son and had 3 girls before she got her golden boy)

So a few years ago I finally got my wish..my very own princess! She was nothing at all like I imagined. She had fire red hair and pale skin. All my other children have darker toned skin and features. She was a difficult princess early on but we eventually figured her out and life with her has been total bliss. She has been everything I hoped for and more.

Loving, caring, a fashionista, an entertaining drama queen, a sweet pea, all of it. A dream come true. My little angel

But lately for a few months now it seems that the angel has taken flight and been replaced by this little brat.

And even worse than that sometimes we even get this version of the brat.

Woah! Where did my princess go? This little girl is no longer sweet. She is argumentative, rude, demanding, loud, just plain horrible. She is the baby of 4 and the only girl so I'm sure our family has had a lot to do with her sense of entitlement but damn, the change is so sudden. She is so damn mean and whiney. I have just chalked up her bad behavior to her not feeling well or having a bad day but no I think this is the new updated version of princess. She just turned 3 last month and occasionally I see a glimpse of the sweet little girl that used to be but most days I am dealing with Linda Blair. Help. I hope that this is just a phase and that it will pass soon. My boys were all pretty even keeled but this one is a roller coaster from hell. I hope it doesn't stay this way long. I miss my princess.

Anyone had a similar situation? Please tell me it turns out okay and doesn't last too long.


  1. I only have one child and I got lucky. He came out of the womb slightly blue, but with a smile and 15 years later still makes me laugh everyday.

    I wouldn't worry too much.She will either be relatively sweet like your other kids or she won't. It doesn't make her bad, just different from your boys. Cheers Raquel!!

  2. Ummm ... BOYS RULE!

    Sorry - I was beyond grateful when I learned Cam was a boy - but that's most likely due to the fact that I knew what *I* was like as a girl :)

  3. Dana- While I fully expected the girl to be bad news as a teen I wasn't prepared for the drama for another ten years.

    Matt- Man- "she will either be sweet or she won't" Never mind I'll just have a sip of that wine please

  4. My 4 year old princess sounds just like yours. She is bossy, mean, sassy, etc. I can't wait until Fall (preschool) LOL. I hope it passes, too! At least you know you aren't alone. :-)

  5. ETW- It always helps to know that I have company. Did she start this at 3 or 4? Just wondering how long this could last.