Doodle has a temper. She's quick to overreact. And when she gets angry, she screams. Oh, and did I mention that she doesn't like to lose? Because she doesn't. Doodle has been known to flip the game board once she realizes someone else is going to claim victory.
And you know what else? It's NEVER her fault if she loses. Either you "got lucky" or you "made her lose." Makes sense, right?
On Sunday, Doodle was playing a computer game. I was sitting next to her checking my email. And although I wasn't actually paying attention to what she was doing, she turned to me and said, "Don't look at me. When you look at me, I lose."
I shook my head and told her I wasn't looking. She went on playing and I got back to what I was doing. And then it happened ...
Me: "What did you just say?"
Me: "Doodle, that is not a word that we EVER say."
J (from the other room): "What did she say?"
Me: "You go tell your father what you just said."
Doodle (screaming at the top of her lungs): "You ALWAYS try to get me in trouble. STOP BEING A TATTLETALE!"
Me (laughing while trying to keep a straight face): "I'm not a tattletale. I'm your mother."
Sometimes, I can not believe this is my life. Where the heck did I get these kids?