Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lacking Patience

Lately, I have had a rough go of it with my kids.  My patience with them is at an all time low and I honestly don't know why.

They aren't really doing anything out of the norm for 4 year olds and a 2 year old.

-they don't listen
-they are constantly telling ME how it's going to be
-they insist on NOT eating the dinner I have slaved over
-they refuse to talk in an inside voice
-they will not stop using the couches as pommel horses

These things are all normal...right?? 

I know, that I need to step back and be thankful for their health and for the fact that they are at my feet driving me nuts as I know other mother's who would do anything to have their kids at their feet.  I want so badly to have a happy house where there isn't constant contention but I am failing miserably at this. 

Seriously, are my expectations just too great?  Am I living in a fuzzy reality again?

I need to chill out and can figure out how to stop the fighting, the yelling, etc. 

I'm at a loss.  So until I figure it out, I guess I will just hold on for dear life!


James said...

Come down to San Jose, we'll get married, have a couple kids. It'll be great! xoxoxo

Jenny said...

Haha, funny, James!

Sooo, you are allowed to have these days. You are not alone, and you aren't expecting too much.

I just finished reading 1-2-3 Magic and am using it with my 2 year old almost 3 Addie. Using it with my 5 year old too, but she needs it less. It's working.

And my limited time with them has been spend less on discipline more on fun. YAY!

I was starving for a new "tool" or a new "plan". It's good, and EASY, stuff. Got through it in about a week on the bus.