Friday, August 15, 2008

That Girl Needs A Restraining Order!

My sweet little M-girl is obsessed.  She wants to play with the next door neighbor girl beginning at 7 in the morning.  She mopes when I suggest that maybe we should wait for A to wake up first... and has been known to sneak out of the house to go next door if she doesn't like the answer "no" - These two will play all morning and afternoon and still M has a little fit when A has to go home (at 4:30).  The tears are a bit much, especially when it's just a 20 minute separation because we're off to pick up H & P from school!  If A comes over wearing something pink - M has to change into something similar.  Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) A's mom and I have hit a lot of the same .97 sales at Old Navy and they have a few matchy outfits.  Today M even had me putting in one pink ponytail holder (for A's favorite color) and one yellow (for her own favorite color)... hey, whatever gets her to let me do her hair right?

Wikipedia describes stalking as "the obsessive following, observing, or contacting of another person, or the obsessive attempt to engage in any of these activities.  This includes following the person to certain places, to see where they live or what the person does on a daily basis, it also includes seeking and obtaining the person's personal information in order to contact him or her; e.g. looking for his or her details on computers, electoral rolls, personal files and other material containing the person's private information without his or her consent."
Should I be worried?  Are the neighbors on the verge of leaving the state because my little girl is driving them crazy?  (really, they DO play at both houses... I even have the glitter covered bedspread today as evidence!)  Can you even GET a restraining order on a 4 year old?  

Hmm... maybe I'll worry more when they stop looking like they're having so darn much fun.

On the "isn't that cute" side - I have been informed that when they grow up they are going to be "best friend Barbies"
Except they're both blonde... 

4 comments:

Megz said...

BFBs! How cute! I wouldn't worry about restraining orders until you can tell they are thinking M is being annoying---like not opening the door when M is on the other side and A having all sorts of suspicious excuses why she can't play. Meanwhile, it gives you the time off you needed right?

LC said...

Stalking has never been so cute!
Megz is right...it's a good sign if they are still answering the door so the feeling must be mutual.

cold cocoa said...

Wow- her expression looks like a Q expression. Cuties!a Isabelle also has a friend that is older than her that she stalks. Must be the age...

The Gibsons said...

I think it is adorable and funny. I wonder when they will grow out of it.