warning label

My brother Brian has a saying: “too much ha-ha, pretty soon boo-hoo.”  Sadly this is true in my experience.  My most recent (and usual) encounter involved my daughter on the Fourth of July.  We spent a fabulous day with old friends, went to two parades, and watched amazing fireworks.  Lots of ha-ha.

For my daughter, the consumption of sugar inevitably leads to the meltdown.  We were feeling smug that we had averted the morning cry-fest having confiscated all the candy the kids collected at a parade, doling out only a few pieces and praying the kids would distract each other enough to forget about their loot.  So far so good!

Then we took them for ice cream.

Ice cream at 7:00pm when your preschooler has had no nap and awoke at the ungodly time of 5:45am is not a good idea.  I know this.  And yet, I kidded myself that since it was a holiday and the promise of fireworks would keep adrenaline high for another couple of hours, it would be no problem.  This was a gross miscalculation.  Gross.  Boo-hoo indeed.

Fortunately all was not lost.  A time-out, a glass of wine for mommy, and a short nap for Sophie Jane was enough to repair the crack in the earth.  If only all troubles could be managed so easily…

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3 Responses to warning label

  1. ekdrue says:

    Ah, yes, that saying is a classic Mike Romero-ism (Scott’s old boss) that our whole family has adopted. 🙂 Good job spackling that earth, Mama!

  2. Bobby says:

    Love the photo. Very well written also. Very entertaining. And she looks just like Scott.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I love that in the midst of your kid’s meltdown you thought to take a picture!

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