Yesterday started off normal enough,
but already there was a seed of rebellion
growing inside me.
Mom and I made the usual rounds.
Seeming to be in a pretty good mood,
I was very well behaved in the Nice Ladies' office.
Later that evening Other Aunt and Uncle came over.
At this point I curled up on Mom's lap.
Things still appeared normal, but that seed
was taking root.
By the time Auntie and Uncle joined the party,
I had moved into the dining room to be alone.
I felt a bit ignored.
So, you'd think that having Mom come over
to give me some attention would be a good thing.
That seed of rebellion had taken root and
I lashed out at Mom.
I was in a terrible mood!
Mom tried to get me to mellow out,
but all I did was get more rebellious.
This time I jumped up onto the kitchen counter
and helped myself to some fish flavored water.
I gave Mom such a look when she scolded me!
Well, after that I spiraled out of control.
My rebellion was in full bloom.
By the time I hissed at Other Uncle, I was
well onto Mom's bad side.
Auntie tried playing with me to give my
attitude a place to go.
I guess it worked.
It was either that or the fact that I was
not getting what I wanted.
I finally decided that it might be a good idea
to calm down.
I went back into the dining room and
curled up again.
This time, when Mom came to give me
some attention, I remained calm.
I had a much better attitude.
I can't say I was a perfect angel the rest of the night,
but that rebellion that had grown inside of me
was wilting away.