Friday, January 13, 2012

You can't fool mama bear.

You know, children are smart.
Really smart.
They know how to work it at a young age.
They mastered it from day one.

They cry? You pick them up.
They keep crying? You change them.
Still crying? Feed them.
More crying? Entertain them.
Continue crying? You dance, and oo-ahh, and jump around like a monkey to entertain the baby.


You might as well turn into a chimp. That is how desperate and foolish you become. And by you, I mean we. And by we, I mean I.


And then you get a giggle. And you breathe a sigh of relief. Like you just beat dooms-day or something. You have another chance at life. Enjoy it while it lasts.

And as they grow, they continue to work those cries.
Those tears.
The alligator booo-hooo-mama-help-me-i'm-so-sad-tears. Which they aren't even tears. But they sure are good at making you think they are.

Ha."Suckers."


Those children are plotting against us. The parents.They are working towards total domination. And by falling for it? We are helping them reach this goal.

I mean look at that picture. It's so pitiful and cute at the same time and all you want to do is just scoop her up and give her everything she could possibly need or want. Right?

Nope. Not here.

This mama laughs at her. I've totally distinguished the want cry from the need cry. And girlfran is finally figuring out that this mama doesn't play around. Nope. Not a fool here.

Instead, I catch it on camera. Capture the little trick that she is trying to pull. And when she is 16? And she tries to do this same.exact.thing {because you know she will}.... "i'm just going to suzy's house so that we can watch movies and paint our nails. no boys will be there"...I'll tell her the same exact thing...

You can't fool mama bear.


But you sure do look cute trying.
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Also, linking up with Tara and Vicki for Nail Files. Here is a picture of my "dark side" nail polish. I was actually able to paint them, dry them, and keep them scratch free while baby girl napped.

24 comments:

  1. Hahahah I love this. i also laugh my ass of when the boys act dramatic, Luke is the KING of this! He is so needy it's insane! They are smart and totally know how to game us, too bad hey sill look adorable as they make those sad faces haha! Ps lpve the nails, I painted mine gray Weds night and by Thursday at dinner they were demolished! How the f is a momma to look semi stylish?

    Ps do you love your MK watch? I am trying to decide which one to get and where to get it! Obviously its cheaper on amazon but if something goes wrong I want to be able to have a store to fall back on, I got an Invicta watch thinking it was a decent brand and it BLEW balls, crystals fell out and just this week it stopped working after 1 year! pOS!

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  2. Hahaha Love this post!! :) My boys try and do the same thing!

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  3. hahhaa, my mom use to do that to us! and i know when i have kiddos i'll do the same thing because i do it to my 2 yr old nephew all the time, haha. i am so going to start taking pictures of him while he does it or tell my sister to do that because i think that would work wonders, haha.

    and cute nails ... but mostly i LOVE your ring!

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  4. Well you couldn't have said it any better!! They are too smart for there own good! I am just amazed at how smart Savannah has become! I can also tell the difference in her cries, and I think the "laughing plan" is a great idea! It helps to get there mind off of whatever was making them get so worked up!! LUV the nail color!

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  5. You are so right... these little ones have us wrapped around their finger! Sometimes I can just hear them thinking, "Look what I made these fools do this time!" Haha. I've learned the difference too and now send my toddler into another room when she is crying for no good reason. Amazingly, she stops crying by the time she's through the door!

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  6. My daughter is too young to do a fake cry...she whines and I tell her to stop her whining (she's 6 months). I figure that if there are actual tears then it might be something more than a trick. Unless you're little one can fake it with tears, then maybe they would make a good child actor.

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  8. awww yes the infamous fake cries ....my 4 yr old has them down pat and my son who turned 2 yesterday is already trying to get over .....but he uses charm instead....when he does something bad or want something he look at me with those big blue puppy dog eyes and say "hi mommy" and right at that moment i turn into mush and feel like "sure kid you can have a mercedes benz" or whatever you want......LOL......but Im standing my ground lately with them thank god ....or they would be walking all over me

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  9. Don't mess with mama bear...love it! You work it girl. Now just teach papa bear that too kay?

    Your nails look fabulous! Totally in to dark colors right now.

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  10. Haha yep! Brayden has mastered the fake cry.

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  11. Oh we have hit the crying days too over here. I laugh and ignore as well. I feel that the full force tantrum is just around the corner. Lord help us!

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  12. Haha this is so true! Even though I do this with my neices and nephews, this is just they way it goes. it's like they know that the more they cry, the more you make a fool of yourself lol.

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  13. Saige is the queen of the fake crying!! She will be screaming with no tears coming out. I swear our neighbors last night probably thought we were torturing her with the screams coming out just because I was changing her diaper! Dear lord child!!

    What will we ever do with our divas??!!

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  14. ahhh! She is still so cute even throwing a temper tantrum!

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  15. LOL I know about this all to well. Both girls do this and I do the same thing, I laugh at them and then take their picture! Kaylee gets even more dramatic when I take her picture. Elli still looks adorable crying and all.

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  16. You're right, she will try the exact same tricks when she's 16! Love your nails! I love having darker colors on my nails!

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  17. I was just thinking this same thing the other morning. J has the fake cry nail at 9 months old, I kid you not. The other morning he was screaming in his crib, when I walked into his room he perked up real quick with a big grin. Hmm, sneaky little booger. And yes, they still look super cute even when they are faking it!

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  18. Hahaha I have a dramatic little girl too and it is kind of hilarious and I laugh too sometimes. The fake cries are unreal! Quite the manipulators!

    And I LOVE a good naptime nail session. Perfection.

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  19. Ha, we are in for it! I see drama on a daily basis - whines, squeals, the fake cries, and my favorite: The screamies. No, not because the house is on fire or someone just got shot. But because a cheerio fell on the floor, lol! Too ironic, I was able to paint my nails last night too while baby slept. That NEVER happens! Love your dark color ; )

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  20. Perfect post mama!! And I think little girls master it even better- I need to video Julianna for you so you can see three yr old drama- OMG! But I handle it the same way you do and I'm glad I'm not the only one who does! :)

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  21. even her crying face is precious!

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  22. Love that nail polish! So pretty!! I tend to stick with dark ones and I love that one!

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  23. I love that you caught her in the act. You can definitely tell by her sweet little sad face that she's not committed to *actually* being upset.

    LOVE IT :)

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  24. She is so adorably upset!

    They absolutely hate when you finally figure that out! She'll hate it more when she's older.

    I need to start documenting those faces of my girls to use against them. Brilliant!

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