Sunday, January 20, 2008

I'm dreading five years from now

If I didn't know better, I'd say my nine-year-old is totally PMS-ing. She's been grumpy as hell all morning, burst into tears over nothing, and has since locked herself in her room. No, I have no idea why. Is it a full moon?

Update: She's in a much better mood now. Finally came out around noon, smiling. All has been normal since then. Go figure.

19 comments:

Ree said...

Can't see the moon - too cloudy.

The Guider said...

K does that sometimes. If I offer to let her watch a DVD on the portable player we usually use in the car for long trips, the gesture of kindness in the face of her strop is generally enough to elicit what's up either before or after the film.

Family Adventure said...

Sounds like an early case of teenageritis??

If not, then my second guess is that something bad happened at school/with a friend?

I hope she feels better soon!

Heidi

Kristabella said...

No, I think it is just because she's a girl. And 9.

Vanessa said...

You have my complete and total sympathies!

Flutterby said...

Umm.. 5 years? I am thinking you've got 5 days... if you're lucky. If I recall correctly (my mind is still hazy thinking about that time in Mermaid's life. It was necessary to block it out in order to not kill her) 9 or 10 was about the time she started the pre-pubescent hormonal outbursts. She's 14 now. Oh GAWD 15 in less than 3 months! And they haven't stopped. But at least she's old enough now that I can tell her to take a Midol and stay in her room until it passes enough that she's not risking her life around me.

Mrs. G. said...

Nine is the new 12. I guess we are all entitled to a bad day now and again.

Casdok said...

Glad shes ok now!

Bunny Bunster said...

BTDT.
My step-daughter started when she was 10.
Oh the joy.

StLmom said...

Sounds familiar. We've been having those days with the girl since she was 9 or so -- she's 11 and is still pre-PMS officially, but lord almighty, heaven help us when its official.

Aims said...

Maybe something happened at school? Or she had a bad nightmare? It must be worrying when they don't tell you what hurts anymore.

Josie said...

If its any consolation WB does that too.
I had a boy to avoid that "drama"...go figure.

Badness Jones said...

Mmmm....my cousin started at 9....but then again, sometimes moodiness is a just part of a girl's perogative...

Peggy Sez.. said...

mrs. g. is right,nine is the new twelve.If it makes you feel better boys aren't any different.
Help.Me.Now..LOL!

P.S The full moon is Tuesday, Good luck ;p

Stacie said...

yikes....I am not looking forward to those days either!!!

countrymouse said...

I'm in total agreement with everyone who said it's pre-PMS. Nine is just the right age for that.

And I second the motion as far as boys are concerned. My boys were both around the 12 mark but the hormone flood was just as bad for them as for any girl. One minute happy, the next mad, then crying, then all lovey . . . Good times!

richgold said...

If she's like my nine - it's sleep. She didn't get a good night of it and she needs it. When that happens, I send her away from me until she decides she wants to be human again. If she's having a bad night, I suggest she take a book and sit in the bath. Last time I suggested she add some hot water 'cause the bath can be cold to sit in!

Caffeine Court said...

The hormones start surging at a pretty young age these days! I just read an article about it. So weird. My daughter is 8 and she gets a little PMSy too! She usually gets over it pretty quickly-but I think it freaks my husband out.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Oh Jen. Watch out. The 9's and
10's seem to be filled with bursting into tears for no apparent reason. Followed by some foot stomping and door slamming.