DQ was invited to a Christmas party and it was a gift exchange.
We gave some thought to a gift and sent her on her way.
When we picked her up, she had a light saber in her hand.
"What the heck is that?"
Well it was her gift in the exchange.
It wasn't random, each girl drew another girl's name, so why a seven year old boy's gift? Ridiculous, I was fuming.
"Who picked your name?"
Like a tween, I got a shoulder shrug and an "i'm fine with it."
I'm sure she wasn't fine because she tried pawning it off on her younger siblings and even they didn't want it.
I facebooked about it and found out via the friend grapevine that my daughter said once in passing that she WANTED a light saber for a gift. As a joke I'm sure, but someone was listening and that's what she got. While other girls got nice gifts like cozy blankets and necklaces.
Be careful what you wish for, Lesson One.
Last night we went out to Chinese food.
DQ does not like Chinese unless it's from Panda Express.
We didn't go to Panda Express, so her plate was left bare while we ate and she read on her iPod.
We get home and after an hour of complaining she was starving, she decided on Easy Mac.
It says right on the container, EASY.
She was so flustered and hungry and god forbid she was having a conversation with me at the same time, she put the mac in the microwave and waited.
A minute in she yells, OMG THERE'S SMOKE COMING FROM THE MICROWAVE!!
We go into the kitchen and stop the timer and what do you know.
The container and the macaroni was melting in the microwave, smoke immediately poured throughout the house.
Between hacking, we ask what happened.
Oops, forgot to put the water in the cup.
Don't skip steps when cooking, especially when starving. Lesson 2.
More drama ensued when the only thing left for her to eat (because she's picky) is Spaghetti-O's.
Last time she saw spaghetti-o's was in the toilet after she threw up from the stomach flu.
"I'm sure it wasn't the food that made you sick, you just had a virus!"
After plenty of whining and screaming, she ate them.
And didn't vomit.
You'll eat anything if you're starving enough and it most likely won't make you sick. Hopefully. Lesson 3.
I don't ever want to relive the tween/teen years again.
It's hard enough being an adult, learning how to deal with the lessons the tweens learn.