Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Words of Wisdom

I'd really like to thank everyone who commented about last weeks dilemma. I must say things have definitely improved since then - more then likely because I am in a better frame of mind. I don't feel so isolated in my frustration and anger irritation anymore. Plus, just the effort to get it off my chest helped immensley. 

So I have:
  • Written a list of things they need to accomplish both before and after school. I thought this was a great idea, and since there is a whopping great big white board (a story completely its own) in their room, I decided to make use of it. So clever! (or not, since it IS a white board... the ones that boys purposefully accidentally wipe clean after mummy spending yonks perfecting the stick figures to go with the words. (It IS a boy in the shower - not a THING in a BOAT getting RAINED ON. harumf! *stamps foot*)
  • Started breathing deeply. And trying to calm down before speaking to the boys. Incidentally, they don't seem to understand sarcasm... Odd.
  • Started drinking.
  • Increased my daily chocolate dosage.
  • Realised that their behaviour is less a reflection of my parenting skills and more their age.
  • Not been able to find an orphanage.
  • Increased the amount of hugs and loves and smooches and stories and snuggles and fun. I like this one the best.
I hope this love-in lasts forever!


Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Hiya Bec,

I've just been reading your two blogs on this subject. Don't worry, you are not the only mother who feels this way. I hear ya and experience the same with my two little darlings.

It can be difficult in working out exactly what to do. What I find also problematic is when your partner becomes stressed by this (which he does) and I don't know how to deal with that. It seems when that happens we have lost the battle (for want of a better term).

According to mum, I was a brat and I think I've turned out alright now!! So here's to hoping xx

SnappingBlabber said...

Bec, love the new layout.

I also just read about your "blue" time with the boys. I hope the plan works out for you and you find a way to work with them for a common goal.
Otherwise the chocolate might work a treat. Most definitely. Especially if you stuff it in your ears ;)

Swift Jan said...

I might have to take some of your ideas.... the chocolate one appeals to me the most :P

June F. said...

That's great you're in a better "place" with the boys this week. Enjoy it! :D