The Drama Queen

When Mimi was in about second grade, she had a favorite article of clothing that she would have worn every day is we had let her.  It was a hot pink tee shirt that proudly proclaimed in sparkling letters that she was a “Drama Queen”. 

This was one shirt that nobody would ever argue with.  Mimi never gets happy, she is ecstatic.  Mere anger is never enough for her, she has to be livid.  The good thing about this is, that you always, always know where you stand with her and what her opinion is.  The bad thing is that it can be rather tiring. 

With some people, I’m pretty sure all the drama is an act.  But Mimi has been this way from day one.  I truly believe that she simply feels things more powerfully than the average person.  Which stands to reason, because Mimi is far from average. 

Last night, Mimi experienced a new emotion, very different from any she had ever felt before.  An emotion that I had hoped she wouldn’t have to deal with until years from now.  Last night…our little Mimi had her heart broken.   

Obviously she’s too young to have a boy friend (at least in our house), but that doesn’t stop her from noticing them.   Yesterday on IM, a boy that she has had a crush on told her that he was going to “ask out” one of her friends.   It was actually a lot more complicated than that, in the way that only junior high can be.  The end-result was one devastated girl. 

Mimi went to bed early and refused to eat her dinner.  I didn’t realize exactly how much she was hurting when I walked past her room and heard her heart-wrenching sobs through her closed door.   I did my best to comfort her and watched her finally drift off to sleep. 

This morning our little Drama Queen was back to her usual happy-go-lucky self.  I wasn’t sure  if she had forgotten her sorrow or if she had just gotten over it, but I wasn’t about to bring the topic up. 

Realistically, I know that this is the first of many broken hearts to come.  I can only hope that all of her broken hearts will mend this easily…

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17 Responses to The Drama Queen

  1. mjd says:

    Oh Susan, you have a beautful new look to your blog…very nice.

    I am glad that Mimi was so resilent after the broken heart event. Being a kid can be so difficult, but sometimes being a parent watching a child face the trials and tribulations of life can be even harder. Take care.

  2. Jay says:

    Oh man. Jr. High is a very painful time in a person’s life.

  3. photowannabe says:

    The best part of the story is , you were there for her. Thank goodness Jr. High only comes around once. Otherwise how would we surrive.
    Mimi sounds like a very special girl.

  4. Barb says:

    Oh, reading your post made me want to hug her,
    I remember when Alyssa had her first broken heart, it broke mine.

    Heck I remember my first broken heart…I rememnber I thought I was gonna die.

  5. Cheryl says:

    I recently witnessed my daughter’s first broken heart, and it was awful, yet brought us much closer. It was resolved by the next day, so, until the next time….

  6. oddmix says:

    Poor Mimi! I am SO not looking forward to seeing that particular pain in my girls.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Jr. High is rough isn’t it? I just went through the same thing with Kyrin for the first time. Not fun. Not fun at all.

  8. Awww…..I feel for Mimi. Junior high is so tough emotionally. I deal with 70 of the little junior high dears every day of the school year. Drama…drama….drama…..

  9. Diesel says:

    Junior High pretty much blows. I remember the girls in our class rated all the boys from 1 to 10.

    I wasn’t even on the list. I think we hadn’t learned negative numbers yet.

  10. Lynne says:

    Not a period in my life that I would ever want to go through again. It’s so hard! Poor Mimi, but she seems to have rebounded quickly, which is a good thing. And consolaltion from Mom always helps! πŸ™‚

  11. gawilli says:

    It’s hard when your feelings are right out there all of the time. I think people who are open like that don’t shelter their heart as well either and oh, when your heart hurts…

  12. ian says:

    I think your mimi and our little red-haired girl could be long-lost cousins. she’s only 10, but displays all the emotions of a full-blown dq. I sometimes quip to my wife that it would be great just to press a fast-forward button over the next nine years… but then again, I bet the ride is going to be worth it. I’d rather have a high-spirited child than a passive one. They can look after themselves better.

  13. mrs darling says:

    Oh the poor child. I so remember those days. Give her a hug!

  14. Hi Susan…

    I found your blog accidently. I love it. I’ll visit again… CHEERS.. ^o^

  15. krkbaker says:

    This reminds me of my niece. She wouldn’t wear jeans or the color red for two years when she was a toddler. Then one day she came in and told us that “God had let her know it was okay for her to wear red again”. That was 13 years ago, now she’s putting on make up to go jogging by the little boy’s house that lives down the street.
    It’s cute and sweet. Great post, glad to have stumbled across your blog. kim

  16. tlchang says:

    I have a junior-high aged daughter just like that… Tiresome it certainly is! I’m trying to enjoy her now, and not just bide my time until she’s 20 and less hormonal! πŸ™‚