The Devil Inside (My House)

14 Nov

Does anyone else feel like their 6 year old has been possessed by the devil? Yesterday HB looked as if she had been taken over by the devil himself. She flung herself onto my bed and kicked her legs and shook violently. If she wasn’t my child, and I wasn’t aware of her flare for the dramatic I would have thought she was having a seizure.

I mean you couldn’t blame the poor child after all, I had just told her that she couldn’t download the new Spy kids movie to her iPad. Obviously a conniption fit was in order. There was even a valid excuse, not that I needed one besides that I’m the Mother and I said NO!
Earlier in the day she had decided it would be a good idea to taunt her brother by stealing his tractor that he is obsessed with. When I say obsessed, I mean that the tractor is the big kind that you ride on, it’s bigger than him and he takes it everywhere he goes. It guards the bed when he sleeps, the couch when he sits and is parked at the front door when he leaves. That is the one toy HB chose to steal from him, you can imagine the chaos that followed the theft.
What exactly does one do when you have a screaming, flailing, seemingly seizing six year old on your bed? I honestly had no idea. So I left her there. I went to the kitchen and got a snack. Besides throwing a bucket of cold water on her head, I was fresh out of ideas. She eventually stopped and calmed down.
I’m not sure if this is a sign of things to come over the next few years, but if it is I’ve gotta get out of here, and quick.


Anybody else going through this? Does anyone want HB for a sleepover?


4 Responses to “The Devil Inside (My House)”

  1. jp November 14, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Send her over when ever you want. She behaves beautifully when she is here. You did the exact right thing. When a child throws a tantrum you walk away. When the audience is gone no reason to keep up the show.

  2. Sahar November 14, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Are you sure you weren’t at MY house this morning?

  3. Jlo November 14, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Umm… At least your kid has the decency to not chase you while seizing flailing and hitting!
    Glad to see I’m not alone in this as I thought a mental illness was developing… Perhaps it’s just the wonderful age of 6. You handled yourself well. I’ve decided to use a voice that sounds like I’m on a volume mixed with vodka and she calms quicker.

  4. dirtyrottenparenting November 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Hmmm…. so they still do that stuff at age 6 huh? Not sure I wanted to know that!

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