Three cheers for the person who came up with this analogy! Am I right? So glad there is at least one person out there that shares the same sentiment as me. Holy cow! No one prepared me for this stage of parenting. I am getting my butt kicked over here. I honestly think they are trying to kill me. This past weekend I was a stone’s throw away from losing my mind and my temper. Wait! No I wasn’t. I actually did lose it. After constant back and forth, arguing, negotiating, pleading and mental breakdowns, mommy had a mental breakdown of her own. Mommy went bat shit.
That’s right. I derailed. And I’m not embarrassed to admit it. There is no freaking way any human, I don’t care who you are, could handle that madness for any extended period of time without eventually making scary mommy face and yelling like a lunatic. There is just no way.
At this point, I can’t even ask them to brush their teeth without an argument. Who doesn’t want to brush their teeth? A typical response to anything I ask these days is, “Afterwards can I have my iPad?” Murder in the first. I can’t even with those friggin iPads. I hate them. When momma hears that question, her kind, sweet, patient mom voice gets thrown by the wayside and the sarcastic, I have just moved up on the mom mood o-meter to “mom is teetering on ballistic”. “No, no you can’t have your iPad. And if I have to ask you again, I’m going to drive over the iPad with my car.” And then of course they are off to do as I ask. But this is all too exhausting. Something has gotta give man.
Oh, and don’t forget about the tantrums. You know the ones. Where they try and scream and cry and torture you until you give in. Oh they are sooo smart. And their energy level is incredible. Don’t they ever get tired of moaning? Negative. This is where they take the challenge to another level. I know, I’ll just make a racket until momma breaks down and gives me what I want. The hell I wont. But it is so damn hard sometimes. All I want is some peace and quiet, and for my darling offspring to shut the f up and unfortunately, that desire just isn’t in the cards. This is where I have to dig deep for that strength. Any sign of weakness and they own you. And believe you me, there are some days when all I want to do is raise the little white flag and surrender, but I cant. WE CANT! Because once we give in, we have just contributed to creating an entitled little dick who thinks that all you need to do in life is lay on your back and wail. NEVER!!!!
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