Whiny Kids, Frustrated Momma and Grey Hairs

Now don’t take this the wrong way, I love my kids to death and wouldn’t trade them for the world, however when my seven year old decides to whine and cry like the 17 month old over the littlest thing, my nerves are definitely tested almost instantly. Even more so when Daddy tells her to stop the fake crying and she stops and laughs with tears and all still pouring down her face.

What is it with some little girls and all the overly dramatic, drama queen crap? Sorry I’m not sure what else to call it other than that. I’ve gotten onto her about it, I’ve tried telling her “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” story, I’ve even tried ignoring it, but she STILL does it! What gives?!?

She has been this way long before her brother ever came around, so it’s not like she is trying to get attention over her brother. It is obviously, well in my mind attention seeking, but only from my husband and I. I’ve never seen her do this around or with other people. (Lucky me I guess?) I don’t know what it is, but it drives me absolutely BONKERS! I can tolerate a lot, but that is probably the one thing that I will not put up with(well other than talking back). When she gets like that usually it ends with me sending her to her room to stay until she stops crying.

To have that go on less than 45 minutes after being home for the day AND a whiny/cranky toddler is a bit much for one day. As we were headed out the door to go to gymnastics I told my husband he could come find me sitting at the bar. Not really, but it was a good thought! 🙂 she s going to give me more grey hairs I swear…..

Has anyone else ever had issues like this? How did you break it? Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

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