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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!

4 comments:

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