Yesterday was rough. I don’t think it was even 10:00 am yet, and everyone in the house had shed their share of tears. This momma included. No one wanted to listen, I had work to do, and I was just frustrated with life. I yelled and lost my temper many more times than I would have liked. It felt like no matter what I asked, the girls wanted to do the opposite. The most frustrating part has to be that I hate being a bitch mom. I don’t want the girls to remember me constantly being upset and yelling.
Hubs saw how irritated I was while he was home or lunch and tried to help with some internet suggestions. Some I agree with, some we’ve tried with lackluster results. I’ve made it my goal today to not have a repeat of yesterday. Today I’m going to try speaking to them (especially V) at eye level while using friendly tones. I’m also going to make sure that I follow through with what I say. If I threaten to take stuff away, it’s going to get taken away. I’m tired of feeling like the only person whose kids are assholes. Hopefully, this will be a step in the right direction.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to get us all on a good structured schedule. It would help if I would actually print all of those schedules and to-do lists that I’ve pinned on Pinterest. I made a consequence chart that has been stuck to the fridge and untouched since it left the printer. I’m hoping that once everyone is on the same page about expectations, life might go a bit more smoothly.
Having V in school today will help. I’m hoping to keep the day packed with errands, so that Adri doesn’t have time to disobey. And if all else fails, I’ll just sit in a corner and eat the chocolate that Hubs brought home last night while Adri eats ice cream for lunch.
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