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I'm having one of those...so don't take offense to anything I say. lol. Ahhhhgggggg!!!!!
I was having a rough day. Day turns to night and my girls are having trouble going to sleep. They kept getting up, disobeying, making messes in their room, etc (the things preschoolers normally do to keep from having to go to bed when they aren't very tired or need to chill for a bit.) Well, me being so irritable already just didn't want to deal with it tonight. When my husband tries, he yelled at the kids (like that was going to help them chill). That made me more irritable. Then, I tried to share my frustrations with a friend who proceeds on giving me parenting advice.... something like 'take away tv privlages, all their toys, everything but bread and water, and spank them until they do go to sleep. If that doesn't work, drug them (this last part was joking, but the first parts weren't. Even so, it struck me wrong). Knowing I was irritated should have led me to keep my mouth shut, but I proceeded in telling her that all any of that would do was teach them that mommy and daddy don't like them and are mean bc a 3 year old's reasoning skills don't allow them to conclude that an entire day of punishment beyond reasoning was due to them not being able to go to sleep one night. (I mean really, I know I was irritable, but really? Who would honestly suggest that type of punishment for a 3 and 4 year old just bc Mommy is in a bad mood?) .....
Sorry for the vent. Thanks. lol
That sucks. Everyone needs to vent their frustration at times. Even if you just get to say it out loud sometimes it seems to help. You aren't always looking for someone to fix it or come up with solutions, you just want to get it out there. Don't sweat it. Everyone has a shitty day once in a while. Sometimes kids just have more energy than we have patience (that's my problem).
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