Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mean Mom

Beckham told me to stop being so mean.

I didn't answer in a very kind manner and promptly put myself in a much needed time out with un-needed amounts of yummy things I should not eat.

I get in these moods where I am astounded and frustrated as to why these knee nibblers cannot stay on task or seemingly even obey simple requests.

Then I go to time out and remember that they are 1, 3, and 5 years old. I can only expect so much out of them despite the grasp on language they have that causes me to view them as older. They are still young and so are my mothering skills.

And do you know what? Sometimes Karaia is going to be extra emotional/grumpy after school. Who doesn't/didn't have days like that. Kindergarten is a big adjustment.

And sometimes Beckham is going to cry about every.last.thing that goes on during the day and I will just have to learn to be more patient in helping him remember there are better ways to express his disappointment....about everything.

And sometimes Tennyson is going to push every button in the house despite being told NO a thousand times, try to open the oven, dip toys in the toilet water and then lick them dry, sprinkle his sippy cup water all over the carpet to see the designs it makes, and run away laughing when I try to take a misplaced permanent marker from him. I will just have to stay on my toes for a few years longer and I'm sure I will look back and laugh--I'll just keep telling myself that--

someday this will be funny
someday this will be funny
someday this will be funny



AmyPoll said...

Yeah...I keep telling myself that...that day still hasn't come for me...I am still (un)patiently waiting.

Colle said...

I am unpatiently waiting for the some day this will be funny stage. I can't wait for it to happen. Thanks for the reminder to remember they are just kids.

Harestads said...

This is cute - I am so thankful to have so many friends in the same boat. You can call me anytime you need to scream. Or just drop them off on my doorstep and drive away. Your kids are great and yes - someday it will be funny.

Harestads said...

And by the way, just finishing a triathlon is amazing to me.

Denise said...

Face it, you are out-numbered! Remember the old saying - "If you can't beat them, join them." Not the toilet part though!

Bianca said...

Bella has an incredibly gross fascination with the toilet my heart goes out to you.

Danica said...

I'm laughing right now. So it has to be funny someday. You can laugh at my kids when they do childish stuff and your kids are all but grown up.

Brianna said...

Thats what I'm told too, but you may take great comfort in knowing that you're further along in the parenting process then I am! ;)

Skye said...

I agree with Denise, just join them and then let Kevin clean up the mess!

ha...if only right?

Emilie said...

It sounds like it's unanimous, I will now be joining the ranks of the ankle bitters.
Please excuse my behavior the next time you see me in public :)