Thursday, May 24, 2007

You Kids and Your MySpace Rants

Oy vey. I am going to vent a bit again. Yesterday Princess Diva (21 years old, mom to one, with one on the way) and my daughter Girlie Girl (14 years old) got into an argument. It was a simple problem that got out of hand...one of those heat of the moment fights. Going against my own good policy, I just had to put in my words of wisdom. I asked Princess Diva to please be the grown up and give Girlie Girl a bit of a break. Oh, I should have stayed out of it. No sooner were the words out of my mouth than Princess Diva was all over me telling me that now she knows how I really feel about her and I don't need to pretend anymore and blah, blah, blah. I asked her if she was sure she wanted to make this little argument into some sort of ultimatum situation. No response to that, but later yesterday evening Girlie Girl saw that Princess Diva had deleted her as a MySpace friend (she deleted me too *sob*) and posted a little rant about people who pretend to care and then treat you like sh*t. I told Girlie Girl to just let it all go. Princess Diva is bound to try and make up when she realizes that without us she has no babysitters...
For myself, I see what Princess Diva and I have in common. She posts her rants on MySpace, I do mine on Blogger, but its all pretty much the same impulse.
When will I ever learn to just STAY OUT OF IT?!?!?

8 comments:

Tara said...

You were trying to mediate an argument, there's nothing wrong with that. It just got out of hand between the two of them.

I think you're right, she'll realize that she overreacted and will come to her senses. Hopefully soon. And then she should apologize.

evil-e said...

At that age (listen to me-ha) people have not found the "off switch". Younglings have the tendency to be a bit half cocked and rash about everything. Let 'em cool off for a couple of days.....all will be OK.

Sebastien said...

Sometimes, people are just looking for drama, no matter what you say. I'm sure it's especially true with one's own kids, when they want to be mad, they are just going to be mad.

I hate drama... I hope I have quiet sensible kids, but I'm sure they are going to be wild and crazy. I just know it.

l.b. said...

Tara: I'm still waiting for an apology! haha! It seems I suck as a mediator, so I will not be quitting my day job.

Evil-E: You speak the truth, old fella! People who look like grown ups aren't always quite grown up yet. I am just going to sit back and wait for the smoke to clear.

Sebastien: It is true that Princess Diva is a bit of a drama hound.
I hope your kids are quiet and sensible too, but I know you'll handle whatever they throw your way with patience and good humor
:-)

Viki said...

I have a younger sister and love her to death.

But here is thing - I love fighting with her. I have always loved it. Throwing things around, stomping on her clothes...on and on it would go.
Not because I hate her - but because she is my sister. Who else am I going to be a drama queen with?

I think its one of the things sisters do. Drama, fight, crying, screaming, everything. Its just something that sisters like to do. I think you mediating the fight was not a big deal.

Honestly, everyone will cool down and move on.

l.b. said...

Viki: Princess Diva isn't my daughter, but my someday (I assume) daughter-in-law...but yeah, she and my own Girlie Girl do fight like sisters. I guess it tends to throw me because I didn't fight much with my sister.
There is some stubborness involved, but I am sure all will be well at some point.

Sebastien said...

Awww, that's sweet of you to say that!

Hey, I just noticed the moon phase thing in your sidebar. Cool! I love observing the moon, it's very beautiful and mystical.

l.b. said...

Sebastien, I just call it like I see it :-)
And I love watching the moon change each night. Celestial entertainment is the best.