Let me describe to you a typical day for my daughter the Princess Pumpkin Muffin.
She exits around 11 am. Slam.
Slam. "Mom! I'm taking the blanket outside." Slam.
Slam. "Mom! I'm taking out Monopoly, V and I are going to play under the tree." Slam.
Slam. "Mom! Can we have FlavorIce pops? Thanks." Slam.
It is now 11:30 am.
Slam. "Gotta pee." Slam.
Slam. "Mom! It is too hot, can we come in?" I answer, "No, but it will be lunch soon." "Okay." Slam.
Slam. "Mom! Can V come to lunch?" I answer, "No, she came yesterday for lunch, not today, okay?" "Okay." Slam.
Slam. "Are the Bagel Bites ready?" I answer, "No, Pumpkin Muffin, I just put them in 2 minutes ago." "Okay." Slam.
Slam. "It's too hot, I am just going to wait for lunch." I answer, "Please clean up outside then." Slam. Slam. Slam.
You didn't expect that all in one trip?
And this continues much the same all day. I can't take it anymore. The boys either go out or stay in. Maybe they come in once for refreshments but that is about it. They are much more "compact" about there ins and outs.
I know... girls are just different than boys. I didn't even start complaining to her about the constant in and out until this week. She doesn't get it. <sigh>
Did I mention that my hubby is an expert at commercial grade entraceway systems (read:doors) and is sought out for his expertise in all of NYC???
Yeah, and our front screen door slams. Loudly. A lot. All day.
My mom used to lock the screen door on me so I couldn't go in and out all day. Now, I get it. It took me six weeks into this particular summer, but now, I understand.
I swore I wouldn't EVER do that to my kids.