Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

I am never quite sure what I am going to get lately from this lovely lady. Emotions are all over the place. Strong-willed, opinionated, and independent to say the least. Time-out is not really working anymore. Recently I put her in "the corner". She yelled to me, "Mom, but there is a spider in that corner!" "You will sit there for five FULL minutes!", I responded (figuring she was crying wolf). She was hysterical the entire 5 minutes. Once the kitchen timer went off, I walked over to give her the "post-time out talk". Sure enough, at her eye level was a spider. It was black. It had a red diamond on its belly. Yep, black widow. Mother of the Year.
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Last night, we had the evening to ourselves. No boys. We made dinner, baked bread, painted nails, and went for a bike ride. It was calm, peaceful, no time-outs necessary. One day at a time.

3 comments:

Aartee said...

Such cute faces!

Steff said...

ya gotta love it! I figure we haven't done it right if we don't wind up giving our kids SOMETHING to need therapy over :)

Andrea said...

I once tried to feed Cade moldy soup for lunch one day. I sent him to bed when he wouldn't eat it, I felt like crap when I was doing the dishes and noticed all the fuzzy black mold just staring up at me! Gotta love those moments!

 
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