Taryn: Mommy, guess what, I taught daddy something new and special yesterday.
Me: really? what’s that honey?
Taryn: That he needs to have paaaaatience at the red lights.
Bad day today. The kids were horrible. All of them. I was that mother today, glaring at her children in public, frustrated, stressed, took on too much for one day and tired beyond recognition. All the way home in the car I contemplated the logistics of never going out into public again with the 3 of them alone. How bad would that really be?? I think Jase knew it was a bad day when I came through the door, absolutely done, immediately handed them off and hid in the bedroom for a few hours all by myself. Tomorrow is a new day….but I’m stayin’ home.
Big hugs for you! I so remember those days. Knowing sign language was a huge plus because I would threaten the kids silently and they would straighten right up. No one else knew exactly what I was saying! haha
michelle, you are my hero. that.is.awesome.
Hey Lynds. I’m so sorry you had a bad day. I agree with Michelle though. You can teach them all sign language, I started Tristyn at 6 months, and then threaten them in public without yelling. I used it when Tristyn was a toddler to stop the tantrums in public. It’s easier then you think. Spend the day tomorrow teaching them threatening sign language 🙂
we seriously need to build that fort. 🙁
Ooooh! Have totally had those days-and my two are really good girls! It just happens sometimes. Dealing now with my daughter getting carsick when we travel for more than an hour. Fun times!
Aww, sorry you had a rough one. I feel you all.the.way. My 4 year old daughter, God love her, but she makes me want to cry on many an occasion. It is tough some days. But, it is a bit comforting to know that we all go through it. Hopefully today will be better for you. 🙂
Sorry to hear that. Once in a while every mom has one of those days. Sometimes I feel guilty when my husband comes from work and I say “I had it… they were horrible today”
Lynds, I’m having one of those days today with my ONE child! I know this sounds awful, but your blog post was just what I needed to see this morning, just to know that I’m not the only one who gets frustrated and thinks about not going out in public with my child anymore. Michelle, we do sign language with Jayden, but have you learned a way to YELL in sign language yet? When you figure it out, let me know!! LOL
Aww hugs for you. My 2 girls were a nightmare when they wer younger, only 20 months between them, my ex husband left me when the youngest was 10 weeks old. I was permanently stressed then. I remember I used to go up to them with a huge grin on my face, squat down beside them so I was at their level and through gritted teeth I would say ‘you either behave now, or I take you home and you will be in more trouble than you can ever imagine’. I would then calmly walk away and no one but the girls new I was mad as hell and that I had just threatened them with punishment. Oh I was a bad mummy I know but it worked…most of the time.
Hope today goes better.