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Parenting…..You Win Some and You Lose Some

Large & in charge!I love my little corner of the blogosphere but I must admit that more often than not, I feel like a big fat sham. You see, I say that I blog about parenting. However, I think it is more blogging about my parent fails so you can all feel better. There is no parenting advice here people! If that is what you are looking for… can move along now.

You’re still here? Good. Pour a glass of wine and lets trade war stories!

Take tonight for example. Dewey and I got home at regular time. We had a rousing game of balloon “ping pong” (Evan’s name for it) across the island, ate supper, read a book. Over all, a nice night. And THEN…..Evan turned in to a bedtime hating, screaming, flapping, sobbing, angry eyed, elbowing little boy. I think the thing that set him off was that he bumped his elbow on the door knob in the bathroom. Fine, I get it. He was hurt but still….not cool.

Some of my favorite quotes from Evan tonight:

  • When I tried singing to him to calm him down, he started crying and said “Whenever you sing lullabies to me it makes me so sad! Just like when I was a baby. I always cried when you sang to me.” BTW…this is total fiction.
  • “My eye hurts.” I said that I thought he might have poked it when he was freaking out. He answered “NO! It hurts because a boy at preschool hit me in the eye when I was 3.”
  • “I’m really sad because I didn’t get to go sledding that time when I got in trouble and now I will NEVER get to go to that hill. It is WAY better than our sledding hill!” Ummm…yeah….that happened last year. He also started crying because winter is over and summer is almost here. You heard it here folks!

It was all over the place! Thankfully, I can say that our efforts to be more consistent and firm with Evan have been very successful on a whole. Just not tonight!

Spill it! Am I the only one? What are your parenting challenges these days?

Shan @ the fairy blogmother

Saturday 23rd of March 2013

Maya gets to that point, not as often as she used too, but even once in a while is too often in my books. It's not fun. I have found with her the less I engage the quicker it's over, so she's in her room until she's calm and then we can talk. It's really hard to keep your patience though.


Tuesday 26th of February 2013

My daughter knows how to push every button until you want to... yeah, that! I hate that she makes me feel like screaming-- she's just so unreasonable.

You aren't alone for sure. BTW- Evan sounds like maybe he could have gone to bed earlier. If you don't want a repeat, try putting him to bed 15 minutes sooner tonight. Good Luck!

Kyley Leger

Sunday 24th of February 2013

Patience. It's so difficult to remain soft-spoken and positive with an unreasonable tantrum happening. I especially suck at the clothes and diaper related ones.


Sunday 24th of February 2013

Especially the soft-spoken part for me. I turn in to a screaming mommy. Eeep.


Friday 22nd of February 2013

Oh Merry, I got lots of stories like that too!!! It is amazing how the world is coming to and end when they are tired and their ain't nothing you can do to make it better other than just get them to sleep. When Hayden is beyond tired and is getting into trouble, he usually tells me how much he misses his great great grandfather! He only 4 with 1 poppa and 1 grandpa!! Tomorrow will be a better day!! Axing how sleep can cure just about anything in a young child!!!


Friday 22nd of February 2013

It should say he is only 4 and amazing how sleep can cure!!!! Dumb spell check!!!


Friday 22nd of February 2013

You are not alone. I have some crazy stories sitting in draft mode right now! ;)


Sunday 24th of February 2013

OOOOhhhh....push publish!