Thursday, October 05, 2006

Three Things Thursday: There's an ill wind blowing in the kingdom this morning.

A Santa Ana wind that is.

I wanted to rant and rave but a long, rambling post on why this morning sucks would be too depressing and not an accurate picture of life overall. So, I will attempt to put it in short form using humor so that you might get the picture without having to get waist-deep in my muck.

Three Things Thursday starring Marley

1. Marley is apparently, unbeknownst to her family, the Princess of All She Surveys. Hence her tendency for barking out orders this morning to her brother, her father and myself. The Princess also refused to attend school. Just because.

2. The aforementioned Princess of All She Surveys loves nothing better than to emphasize a point by slamming her bedroom door. Not once. Not twice. Three times she signalled her displeasure this morning with the royal door slam.

3. However, her Royal Highness is not completely indifferent to pressure from the parliment. After a thirty-minute power stalemate in which she was placed in the Kitchen Tower, results were finally achieved by the threat of removing something very precious to her: The Annual Harvest Celebration, the event in which everyone in the kingdom dresses up in costumes and travels throughout the realm asking for treats. The Princess of All She Surveys is safely at the royal academy as I type this.

Special credit for Three Things Thursday goes to Sheila of Musings of a Mommy.

A very special thanks goes out to Michelle of ky coop cast in her role as advisor to the parliment. In her own kingdom in Kentucky she is finding threat of trick-or-treating removal to be effective. So far.


chickenone said...

I liked the "Princess Of All She Surveys" angle.

I think I really had a break through moment when I told him he'd lose trick-or-treating. When I ordered his costume yesterday, I reminded him that I can and will return it if necessary. So, for the next 20 minutes, I have relative control of this situation.

I love parenting.

Pieces said...

Very clever.

My neighbor ended door slamming forever by removing the door in question from its hinges. A most effective solution. After a reasonable amount of time being doorless her daughter has never slammed her restored door.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy. Is this what I've got to look forward to?! HELP!

atypical said...

It could be worse. She could be removing the door from the hinges and riding it down the steps! ;)

I have a feeling the men of this house are creating just such a princess for my future. Please keep track of any wonderful discoveries you make so I can use them when things get even more princess-ruled than they are now.

I hope today has been better.

I.F. said...

"The Santa Ana Winds" -- I didn't know anyone really said that! It's a line from one of my favorite drive-in flicks, "Count Yorga Returns".

Mary-LUE said...

I.F., I noticed the Joe Bob link in your side bar. My husband and I were regular readers of his reviews when we lived in Dallas--though I must say we were not regular viewers of the films. Good ole Joe Bob.