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Monday, February 23, 2009

High Maintenance

Our friends Terrapin and Lizard came over for lunch this past Sunday. We sat around the kitchen table, kvetching and generally having a great time while the Tongginator played in the next room. At one point during the conversation, I might possibly have mentioned that the Tongginator was a tad (ahem) high maintenance.

Alas, the Tongginator overheard me.

TONGGINATOR: What's high-maintenance mean, Momma?

TONGGU MOMMA: Don't worry about it, Tongginator.

I felt terribly guilty for getting caught saying such a thing... that only lasted about five seconds, however, because the Tongginator quickly announced, in a highly exasperated voice, "Momma! My name is not Tongginator! My name is Princess Butterfly!!!! Can you PLEASE remember that?"

Y'all, it seems The Butterfly recently ascended to the throne. You are in the presence of royalty. And if that's not high-maintenance, then I don't know WHAT is...

30 comments:

Andrea said...

Just think - you are now the Queen Mother!

Sherri said...

Just wait until those teenage years!!! I have a very HM teenage daughter!

And by definition, HM people are always, always surprised that someone would find them HM.

me: what snacks do you want me to get for your swim meet next weekend?

HM: I want Rold Gold Honey Sweetened Large Pretzel Twists.

I would have asked my mother for "pretzels". There you go.

sherri

Peanut said...

I get in so much trouble if I don't remember the right name to call my daughter... there has even been one temper tantrum thrown for me using the wrong name. Apparently, it is quite important!

happygeek said...

It's tough being royalty when even your most loyal subjects can't get it right:).

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I bow to the royal family! :)

Dawn said...

Ah, that's okay... she was bound to hear it from someone - better her own mom. All of us high maintenance girls figure that out about ourselves at some point! Ha ha!

I've got a princess that lives in our house two. Well, actually TWO if you count me.

Blessings!

McEwens said...

Oh boy, her poor husband when she grows up!

Aunt LoLo said...

LOL...aww, they're so cute when they're precocious!

Look at the bright side - you might get a horse drawn carriage out of the deal!!

gritandglory.com said...

i imagine her all grown up and i can't help but already feel intimidated by her!

Becky said...

We jokingly refer to our girl as "horse face" because of the strange lip contortions she's capable of. But now Riley has picked it up and uses it in public places. I don't know whether to be ashamed or amused.

I usually go with amused.

Gail said...

We don't have a HM girl in our house(yet), though it will happen probably at about age 11-12. The boy is and I'm never quite sure WHO he is either. And he very loudly reminds me when I call him Will by mistake.

Briana's Mom said...

So you live with princess and I live with a superhero. Who knew that one day we would both be living in the presence of such greatness. ;)

Janet said...

At least she said please.....:-)

Heather of the EO said...

She's totally going to change the world. While she rules it.

Debbie said...

Oh yeah. You've got a high maintenance gal there:)

The Byrd's Nest said...

If you want some high maintenance...just swing by my house! I have two of the biggest diva's in Texas!

Queen B said...

High maintenance girls rock.

Beach Mama said...

I understand all about High Maintenance issues! I am Mama to a Guangdong Queen and a Jiangxi Princess!

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

Oh the Tonginator would fit in with my crew so beautifully. My 7 year old wore her tiara to church last week!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I can only imagine what the teenage years will bring:)

Lisa

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Quintessential girl post!

Michelle said...

At least the girl knows what she is!! And isn't it amazing how kids can hear things in other rooms but not when you ask them to do something? Hmmmmm....

Sharie said...

Oh BOY!

sara said...

Hilarious!!! I can't wait to see her as a teenager :)

Jennifer said...

They are so High Maintenance it's exhausting isn't it????

Jen

Kiy said...

Oh my. I can see what is coming my way. I am afraid. VERY afraid. :)

Kiy

Blue said...

I totally missed the whole reason of the post, because I couldn't get past the first sentence. I want to be at lunch this past Sunday. =(

Patty O. said...

I love the comic timing. She totally proved her point without ever knowing it. Kids are just too funny.

Sharon said...

OH!!! Go Princess Butterfly! A girl after my own heart! hahaha

CC said...

I have to admit, I figured she'd be over the "butterfly" identity crisis by now. But alas, she was just crowned.... ;)