Monday, 22 February 2010

Our strange little ways

If you've popped into your aunties before, you'll probably know that the beautiful children have their own little quirks, some of you have been kind enough to share some of your own little quirks with me, make me feel less weird. We are quite happy in our own little world but we have some fairly weird stuff going on.

We'll start with the Beautiful Baby Daughter, she is the least weird. She thinks she was put on earth to keep the rest of us right. She is competitive and determined. That is the extent of her weirdness, in another family, an alpha type family this behaviour would go unmentioned and it might not even be noticed. She always has an interest on the go and that consumes her, for a while it was Twilight, all the books were read, posters bought, all computer time was spent searching for Twilight stuff. Then she was making lip balms, (vaseline, lipstick and flavouring) Dancing was a phase, where she did the choreography, assembled costumes and put on shows. Make up (which she's still not allowed to wear) was a huge passion, she would apply all different kinds to her face whilst on webcam and then upload it to youtube. There are several videos showing you how to give yourself a fun party face by Beautiful Baby Daughter aged 12 who lives with a remarkably mean make up on small children hating mummy.

No one will play board games with her any more, she is always desperate for someone to play Cluedo with and we just flat out say no, she gives out to you if you don't give it 100% and if your attention wanders she can get quite cross. This is bad, piss off the pusscat (one of her nicer pet names, aka Little Miss Last Word and Little Miss Bossy Knickers) at your peril. If you play with her, tv and music go off, mobiles have to be left switched off in another room and you have to go to the toilet before you start. She knows, you see, that if you wander out to the loo, you'll just check if anyone's called or texted, then you'll reply and then the games a bogie.

She is, by far, the cleverest of my children both in academia and in life, she is the only 1 of the 3 who didn't inherit my can't be arsed gene. On Friday night I was going out so she was being minded by EBD and her hot boy (aka fairy cake.) She waited till I was just about out the door, giving out my instructions, ie don't disappear upstairs and ignore your sister, and then she made her move. In her sweetest little sister voice, she asked EBD and hot boy to play Cluedo, she says she knows they want to be on their own for a bit so how about one game and then she'll go off to bed, now hot boy doesn't know what she's like at board games and EBD can't say no without looking like a total bitch. How to get your own way in one easy lesson.

Determined and resourceful are the words that describe her best. I used to joke that one day my child would be ruling the country, I think now she's going for at least Europe

16 comments:

Kelloggsville said...

Maybe the world!
Nice new look too x

Mud in the City said...

Poor Fairy Cake. Did he survive?

Diney said...

Sounds familiar - board games aren'tmuch fun with my 10 year old as we have to shove the dog and cats out of the room and we aren't allowed to talk amongst ourselves in case we stop the concentration! Monopoly is the worst.
Hope Fairy Cake doesn't read your blog! Or does he know his pet name?!

slommler said...

Yep! I say she will rule the world one day too!! LOL!!
Hugs
SueAnn

auntiegwen said...

Kellogsville - ta muchly, had had the pink for 3 years now, so felt like a change. Yep, my child could go for the world.

Mud - he did! he's competitive as well, even at Cluedo !

Diney - Oh God monopoly can take a fortnight to play in our house, you lose the will to live. The kids don't read my blog but my daughter does call him Fairy Cake to his face, I think he's stored in her phone as Fairy cake as well.

Sueann - oh yes, she keeps us all in line, daily!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Sounds like she's as shrewd as Auntie!

auntiegwen said...

Mrs Fab - shrewd she is, but I'm afraid that's not a gift, I've passed on, c'mon you know I'm a great big fat failure of life!!!!

Nota Bene said...

How very machiavellian...dead impressive....

Heather said...

Royal ruler of the world, i can see her there now!

libby said...

What were you eating when pregnant with her so that she did'nt get the can't be arsed gene? I might see if they sell it at Sainsburys...and I so agree with the mean mommy about the make up on kids...eeeugghh. She is obviously your beloved baby..long may she rule....

Laura said...

Love the new look!

Looking for Blue Sky said...

She sounds fabulous, not weird at all!

auntiegwen said...

NB - smart cookie indeed

Heather - she'd make a good fist of it

Libby - her dad is quite determined and sensible and the make up thing/too grown up clothes thing is something I really hate

Lolly - thanks, felt like a change

LFBS - I'm easing you in gently, she's the most grown up of them all

Expat mum said...

Ooh, I nearly did the same template a few weeks ago and then chickened out. Chickened out? How pathetic is that - it's only a blog fer cryin' out loud. It looks great BTW.

auntiegwen said...

Expat Mum - there's a limited selection to choose from, I did toy with the idea of having one made. Then I realised I could spend the money on shoes and wine!

Chic Mama said...

Your daughter sounds VERY clever! x