Friday, January 25, 2008

It's Like The Blind Leading The Blind

That's what parenting feels like to me these days. I have no clue what to do when the kids are punching and slapping each other silly. I have no idea what to do when they continue to run through the house like bulls even though I have told them to stop 100 times already. I'm at a loss here...and it's not good. I know what I want to do, and that's to yell. I have learned however, that when I yell, the kids shut down and tune me out. That's the exasperating thing...I get frustrated and angry, so I yell. They tune me out. I get even more frustrated and yell even more. They tune me out. Sensing a theme here?

You know, I wasn't prepared for this parenting stuff. That being said, I don't think it's something you really can prepare for...each child and situation are different--there's no way you can prepare for that :)

If I had to do it all over again, knowing then what I know now...

Anyway, onto a different subject--on the early morning drive to school on Friday, Eli said something to me that made me stare myself down in the mirror. It was the only thing he said to me the whole way there...he said " Mom, you've got a mustache"! If he did say anything after that, I didn't hear it because I was too busy looking at myself in the rear view mirror to see if indeed I did have a mustache. I'll just say that I now own a home waxing kit. (ouch!)
Enough said.

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