Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cullies disaster

When Izzy woke up from his morning nap, we decided to get some shopping done early. Our first stop was Office Depot. While my husband was hunting for a memory card, I took the kids over to the school supplies section. Porgie was in heaven. Crayons, colored pencils, markers, and chalk lined the walls. She giggled and danced and repeatedly asked for some "cullies" (Porgie calls crayons "cullies"). Since we have a million crayons at home, I decided to buy her some sidewalk chalk. I handed her the bucket of chalk. She had a smile from ear to ear.
She lovingly carried the bucket through the check-out line. She hugged the bucket while we drove to the grocery store. She tucked the bucket under her arm while we did our shopping. Periodically, she would mumbled something about cullies and smile.

When we got home, we let Porgie play in the driveway with her new chalk. She seemed a little upset when John opened the bucket. When he tried to show her how to use the chalk, she flipped out. Hot tears and snot were streaming down her face. She was crying so hard, that John had to carry her inside to calm her down.

Being the asshole that I am, I decided to try again. I asked Porgie if she wanted to go outside and color. She eagerly hopped off of the couch and ran to the back door. I handed her the bucket of chalk, and we headed to the driveway. But when I opened the bucket, another tantrum ensued. After 5 minutes of blood-curdling screams, Porgie asked to go inside to get "night-night."


I am not sure why, but this little episode broke my heart. She was so excited about her new cullies. She waited for over 2 hours to play with them. And they were nothing but a disappointment. Poor baby girl.

17 comments:

Dana said...

Aaawwweee... That's sad!

amanda said...

oh honey that's sooo sad :(

why the cullie melt down i wonder? is it the size? is it the texture?

poor porgie.

Tabitha said...

Oh what a shame, I wonder if she was expecting crayons and instead they were chalks???
Hopefully she might end up liking them!!
love and hugs Tabitha XX

Awake said...

Isn't that frustrating? Just a few more words and she'll be able to let you know what's wrong. You know she'll probably love them in a week. :)

Mama Kalila said...

Aww.. Poor thing! We had a meltdown today too... a dog scared Kalila. I wonder what the cullie meltdown was about too... I hope she learns to like them, or I guess you can save them for when Izzy is older if not lol.

Amber said...

Oh no! So sad! I hope she realizes that chalk is fun too!

Melain said...

Hold onto them. She'll love them when she gets a little bigger. Sidewalk chalk is HOURS of fun for my chillins.

Amanda said...

Awww, she'll come round and before you know it she will be playing with them all day!

Love Amanda x

Marni Tiani Self said...

:( I feel you. I hate to see my kids disappointed. She'll like them soon. :)

Cristina Mathers said...

poor baby! maybe she was expecting crayons and was having buyers remorse? before you know it, she'll be able and more than willing to explain exactly what she wants!

Lainey-Paney said...

AWWWWWW. Poor Porgie!

Rachel said...

Ma thought the cullies box were actually a pretty purse for her. It is funny how kids will just adore the box it comes in and sometimes not the toys inside. And your not an asshole just a mom.

Rachel said...

Ma thought the cullies box were actually a pretty purse for her. It is funny how kids will just adore the box it comes in and sometimes not the toys inside. And your not an asshole just a mom.

Claudia said...

Sounds to me like she thought she was getting a big box of crayons and the chalk wasn't what she wanted at all. Kids are very, um, opinionated when it comes to likes and dislikes. They love coloring books more than painting sidewalks, or bubbles more than glitter. At least in my house, they've been set in their ways since the beginning. Sounds like she was tired and just didn't understand that the big box of something wasn't the beloved crayons she was expecting. :) (( hugs )) You did nothing wrong. We figure it all out as we go along, don't we?

Not So Perfect said...

Ah...poor baby!

Like everyone else said I bet she thought they were crayons.


Hold onto them though, Ella is a sidewalk/hopscotch fanatic.

Danielle said...

AWE! That breaks my heart too! Hold onto them. I am sure she will want them someday,

Greg said...

What a funny......yes I said funny.....story!! Ellie will do the same thing, but not usually over her cullies (she also calls crayons cullies).

We bought Ellie some sidewalk chalk, but she had no idea what to do with it. Even when we showed her. Oh well, she will get it someday:)