Thursday, November 20, 2008

(Drama) Queen of the Snow

Here is Megan's first snow experience of the year. She really liked it. She spent 15 minutes or so and went in when I felt like she was getting wet.

So what is the Drama Queen part about? It took 2 hours to get dressed and ready to go outside. I asked her at breakfast if she wanted to go outside. She said yes and after getting down from her chair, stood by the door waiting. It took some work to convince her that she couldn't go out in her pjs. We finally made it upstairs and I got the first layer of clothing on. I then put her footie pjs on over her clothes thinking her boots would fit over the feet (they are 3 sizes too big). Well, that didn't work, so I started to take the pjs off. This produced a crying fit because she liked that the pajamas had a mouse on them. I let her wear them for a minute, but then she got mad because she didn't like the footies. But, do you think she would let me take the pjs off? No, she couldn't connect that the footies were part of the pajamas that she didn't want taken off. Another crying fit followed. Once I had successfully (if a child walking around crying can be called successful) removed the pajamas, I decided we needed to take a break and watch Pablo. It didn't take much to convince her to watch Pablo. As soon as the show ended, she came over and said "side" (translation=outside) and "boots" (translation=boots). So we started over. I put a pair of jeans on her which led to more crying because she doesn't like wearing jeans currently. Then, we tried the boots again but she couldn't walk in them. She fell over and this led to again, more crying. She didn't want her coat on because she was still mad about the jeans (I've found it takes about 10 minutes for her to forget what pants she is wearing). Finally, I walked to the mudroom and told her I was going outside. At this point, she happily let me zip her coat, don her hat and put on the mittens that had all been detestable moments before...

No, she didn't build the snowman, but she liked it.

She liked making paths through the snow.


Kristin said...

That's quite a bit of snow! :)

Jaclyn Tompkins said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has children that take so long to get dressed!

Congrats on baby #2!!!!