Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Poor Me (, poor Seth?)

While doing the dishes today, I found myself screaming to Seth, "If you break things in our house, you're going to be in BIG trouble!!!!"

A few minutes later it was "Are you trying to break our drawers? You can't do that!!"

(And maybe there was some before that too...I'll chaulk it up to being a blur.)

*And just right this minute, I catch him playing with Thomas the Tank Engine while sitting up on our entertainment center.*

What's the deal?! 

I like to think that I was a more patient, less yelling mother - and I actually believe that I was when...
-I only had one child
-I worked during the day and was estatic to see Seth in the evenings
-I wasn't woken up to screaming at 3 in the morning (which did not settle down until about 4 in the morning)

Excuses, excuses, I know. 

This blog is just to let me re-group for the rest of the day...which I will acheive...after naptime. 


Jennifer said...

Excuses, excuses, I know......

Yes, we all have our excuses and even though I know I shouldn't respond the way I do and I am constantly working on it.....they are still valid excuses that contribute to our lack of sanity at times.

I read something tonight on another blog....the mom said that when she is having "moments" with her kids she thinks back to a time when she realized...."I'm gonna miss this." I pray that I can get that through my thick head.....I am gonna miss all the "moments" that are driving me crazy I should try extra hard to enjoy them.

And just for the record....I think you do a much better job at this than I do!!

Katherine Appleget said...

First I agree with the above post, I am sure you do a better job at this than me!!! But I know what you mean, I'll yell at the dogs, and then realize what I'm teaching the's so hard to be a role model to kids 24/7!

Hope you get some sleep tonight!

Anonymous said...

Parenting is the toughest job in the world...I soooooooo agree with you about being exctatic about seing them at night after work...!

You are doing a great job :)