She’s a little runaway…

Brittany ran away from home tonight.
There are two episodes of The Simpsons on every night during the week, one at 6:30 and one at 7. Every night, when the 6:30 episode is over, Brittany asks if there is “another D’oh!” coming on…..she calls The Simpsons “D’oh!”, and now, so do we :-
Anyway, she asks this question every night.
Tonight we said no. And she argued. She knows there is a second one, she just asks out of habit. We said “Nope, D’oh is over, time for your bath….” and she became really indignant about the whole thing and argued with us that there is in fact another D’oh coming on. She finally got really annoyed with us and got up off the couch to go upstairs…then she mumbled over her shoulder “I don’t like you…”
So, trying not to laugh at that, I said “Well, if you don’t like us, why are you going upstairs? There’s the front door.” So she turned around and went over to the door. As she was turning the knob, I said “It’s a long walk to Mee-ma’s house, ya know.” She said “No it’s not, Mama…” and opened the door and walked out. I yelled “Don’t let the door hit you in the heinie!” as she pulled it closed and Bill got up and watched her out the window in the door. We never would have let her make it off the steps – all she was doing was standing on our porch with her arms folded across her chest and her mad face on.
Just then, the second Simpsons started and it was a Halloween Special. Brittany loves their Halloween Specials. So, loudly enough for her to hear outside, I said “Ooooh!! Look, Dada!! It’s a scary D’oh!” Just then, I heard a screech out on the porch and she started banging on the door…..giving her a minute. I said “Isn’t it a shame Brittany ran away and is gonna miss it?”
Then we hear a muffled “Let me in! I wanna see scary D’oh!!” so Bill opened the door and she came in and told us both that she really does like us she was only playing and asked if she was allowed to watch D’oh. I debated giving her a hard time about it but decided against it πŸ˜‰

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Posted on 14|07|2003, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. That is a good story. Stories where the parents outsmart the kiddies always make me giggle. (And I love the backtracking … “I was just kidding, I do like you, now can I please watch?”)

  2. Ooh, that is a good one. I freaked for a second after the first sentence, but was relieved to see it was “mommy monitored” πŸ˜‰

  3. Yeah, she can be such a brat sometimes that we just have to get her back once in a while. And she doesn’t want to to go to school tomorrow now. So now I’ve got a runaway pre-school dropout to deal with – lol πŸ™‚
    Eh, she’s funny….as soon as she found out that she’s the ‘star’ tomorrow, she was all set….when she’s the star, she is teacher’s helper all day and she gets to bring in something for show and tell….little tomboy that she is, she has to bring the rubber snake that she had to get at Storybook Land on Saturday.
    ::sigh::

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