It’s inevitable… you will lose it. Like, big time… And that’s normal. How normal? Well, let me tell you a little secret about me…
I am like, totally chill-laxed, calm and put together 99% of the time my kids fight, get hurt, whine, kick each other, or even sneak candy behind my back, or go out at night (found this out later) and the occasional disobedience (you know the fridge didn’t get cleaned out yesterday).
No problem, but just try and give my kid some GMO-laden candy, meat from caged and mistreated animals, fast food… GLUTEN!?!
Yeah, I’m gonna lose it on ya.
And you know what??
Check this out:
LOL… Hahahaha! Please excuse the language… however, this does happen to me sometimes. Like I said, come to me with a knife sticking out of your hand… no biggie, but seriously…
You can’t finish dusting the living entertainment center in 5 hours?!
Take time to breathe! It’s not the end of the world, AND if you really think about it… it’s not a really big deal, is it?
I, too, need to remind myself that not dusting the furniture isn’t the end of the world. Sometimes I’ll ask why it wasn’t done, other times a swift discipline is all that’s needed. No emotional outburst, but plain ‘ole simple discipline.
Hey, really simple: The kid who doesn’t do what you say: there’s a punishment. The kid that does obey: they keep on with their daily activities. ‘Nuf said.
Don’t make threats… Make Promises.
Mean what you say, say what you mean. If you don’t, apologize for it. As often as we are awesome moms, we do make honest mistakes. If you’ve been “threatening” loss of privileges, but really haven’t followed through, don’t beat yourself up for it. Simply apologize for not sticking to your word and to honor your child, from now on, if you say, “no candy until we get home.” – Don’t give them any candy until they get home.
Stick to your word, Mom – you’ll get more Zen-days & moments!