Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
all i want to do is come home and relax, but then i get to my room and remember that we were rushing this morning which means that laundry and items from backpacks were thrown all over the place. Ugh. What's worst is the realization that if I just sit and rest tonight it will look the same tomorrow morning. When does it stop? Lol
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Well, he has been doing pretty well until last night when he got in trouble for getting out of bed FOUR TIMES (what is he two?!) to ask me some freakin random questions. When I reprimanded him (the last time) he walked away and called me a jerk. OMG. I really think he wants me to beat him. lol. So, needless to say I extended his grounding time and he is not happy. He wouldn't even talk to me this morning. I really don't care, as long as he is not saying hurtful things.
So....the point of this was not to complain about Gabe or tell you about my poor parenting skills. The point wasn't to point out how I am justnotTHATmom who has perfect, well-behaved, and always respectful children. The point was to figure out what to do. Gabe wants to participate in a garage sale this weekend at his friends house and sell some stuff. Well, I DON'T want him to because he is grounded. I WANT him to because he owes us almost $80 for different costs for his bearded dragon (that was supposed to solely be his physical/monetary responsibility). So, what do I do? Let him leave the house and go have fun selling things (because he does love it) and get paid back my $80. Or do I make him stay home and face the consequences of his behavior, and wait for months until he makes enough money to pay me back.
What do you do when your child disrespects you?
Are there times you have not followed through on a punishment? What was it for?
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Sometimes I feel helpless when I think about things like that. But then I remember the things I CAN control. Like last year when I had my Girl Scout troop make "care packages" for ten children at our local school for homeless children. That felt nice knowing that ten little kids would be opening them up and be excited to receive something new (even if it wasn't toys or candy). I guess Paul Shane Spear was right when he said "As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person." What have you done lately to help change the world for one person?