Mean Mommy

16 Jan

The face of trouble

If you can remember all the way back to the beginning of this year, you’ll remember that one of my New Year’s Goals was to be a better mom, I thought I’d take a few minutes to update up on my progress with that one.

I’m actually not doing so hot in that department. I don’t know if it’s all the time the kids had off from school giving them cabin fever and making them rammy, but they have been driving me bat shit crazy. Today I had one of those yelling fits that made me see spots and feel like I was about to have a stroke. I had one of those yesterday too when I found the battery door off the remote and a chewed on double A. Can someone please enlighten me as to why a three, or even worse, a five year old would chew on a damn battery? Yeah, I have no clue who the offending party was so they both got screamed at for trying to kill themselves.

I try to stay calm, but the little punks are smart, they know mommy has a limit and they get me there FAST! Sometimes I swear they actually like to be yelled at. It sure is the only was to get them to listen and do what is being asked of them sometimes.

I was doing so well, especially with Cameron. If he was misbehaving or if I needed him to do something I would give him two choices. “Either bring that car back down to the basement or I’ll chuck it out the back door.” He would usually just pick the choice that let him have the car to play with later, all with no argument. Now, there’s an argument. Is it because I haven’t chucked any cars out the back door yet? You have no idea how bad I want to do it, just to see the look on his face. I know, mother of the year here.

Seriously though, giving him choices was working and I’m not sure why it stopped. Maybe I got lazy. Have I been giving him the choice right away or waiting until he’s broken the millionth rule of the day and I’m ready to chuck him to the back door? Hmmmmm.

I’m trying to re-channel my calm assertive energy (thank you Dog Whisperer) so the kids know that I mean business without having to scream it at them. It’s gotten hard these past few weeks, I think I need to FINALLY get back into the daily routine of school and work.

I’ve got to get my calm assertive energy back soon before I really DO have a stroke while yelling at the kids and REALLY mess them up for life.

A very wise woman once suggested that I start saving money now for the kids and give it to them when they are adults so they can pay for therapy…I’m seriously considering it.

Are you a mean mommy too? If not, how do you control it when you so want to scream your head off at your children?


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