I do my best to be as open and honest in this blog as I can without completely compromising the welfare (and reputation) of my family. That said, because the Towfer offer so much content, they are often highlighted in my posts and I realize that someday that might piss them off...like when they are 16. Although the fact that they already read has me worried that day may come a lot sooner.
So here's the scoop:
It has come to our attention that M can make herself cry.
I don't mean whiny, pouty-face, cry.
I mean full-on, Haley-Joel-Osment-in-The-Sixth-Sense, Halle-Berry-Oscar- acceptance-speech, me-after-the-watching-the-hospital-scene-from-Terms-of- Endearment, body collapsing, shaking, dry-heaving tears.
It is a sight to behold. And the other day she did it over something as silly as no dessert. I literally stood up and gave her a round of applause and saw dollar signs in my eyes.
ScaryMom, "M - that was amazing! You know you can make a LOT of money doing that in front of a camera?!"
M, "Really?" sniff
ScaryMom, "Seriously. What do you think about to make yourself cry like that?"
ScaryMom (ignoring the fact that she thinks about us leaving her) "And you can do that whenever you want?"
M, sniff, sniff nods her head.
M, sniff "OK.....", and the tears start rolling.
We've had her do it for some close friends and family members because at first I saw it like any other talent. "Look what M can do!"
But now I'm beginning to wonder because she's cranked up the crying episodes lately and what I thought was 5 yr old drama might just be me being duped!
So why not explore (note: not exploit) this talent a little more and see if I can't get her to channel it into a nice Disney movie roll?
Any talent scouts out there looking for cute red-heads with a knack for tears?
Now that I've exposed my daughter, enjoy commenting on my parenting skills (or lack of) because this post won't be up here forever. But I will always be scary.
Cry baby cry,