Friday, December 7, 2007

"It's not fair!"

I haven't been blogging too much lately. I'm tired. It's been a really tough couple of days here at Casa Twinkle. Grace is getting a bunch of molars and I think the front pointy ones (are those canine or incisors?). She has green goo coming out of her nose and is cranky beyond words. Sam has been waking up a lot during the night and trying to sleep in our bed. He's tired in the morning and pretty much wakes up in a bad mood. He doesn't listen. He argues with me. He puts his hands on his hips and screams, "It's not fair....NO!" with a foot stomp for added emphasis. He's got the green goo too.

I find myself yelling way more than I should. I keep blaming my kids. I mean, if they behaved I wouldn't have to yell, right? Wrong. I know deep down that it's not really about them. No matter how badly they are behaving, there's really no excuse for me having a tantrum right back. How on earth can I expect them to have self control, to not kick and scream when I act like a lunatic way too often? Did I mention that I have green goo too? Not running down my face and all over my sleeves like them...I guess if there's something to be thankful for right now it's that I have mastered blowing my nose....if only I could master my temper....

3 comments:

Beth Young said...

I totally understand. Last night while laying in bed, Chad and I said that the kids are starting to act like beasts again. This happens a lot, we get really strict for 2 days and they seriously get in line and then we slack and they are back to being terrors. Not a joke. You have to be on top of them 24/7 with discipline or else it gets crazy. But, it pays off. It is amazing how quickly they get back into shape once you get more regular with discipline. No worries, you will get there. I'll be praying for you!

Brian said...

I'm going through the same thing. My son likes to stand there and say "No, I don't want to." If you ask him why he did something he wasn't supposed to, he will say "Because I have to."

Bethany said...

Oh hang in there. We have all been there and anyone who says they have not is lying. HEE HEE.