my son just turned 6 and my daughter is 4 1/2... lately I think I've been over-disciplining... I guess I have enormous expectations and forget they aren't saints or little adults and alot of things I freak out about are entirely age appropriate. ... do you ever feel let down, like in your mind/heart your kids can do no wrong and then when they DO, you feel shocked/surprised?
... this is a semi vent from last night. I thought they were very, very ill and was ready to rush them to the E.R. and it turns out they ate 2 whole full size bags of marshmallows (in pantry for thanksgiving cooking) We don't normally have things like that in the house and I guess they lost their minds. They hid the empty bags and lied like crazy and were up sick w/ gut aches all night long. I was sooooo horrified that they'd do something so awful I had no sympathy. (Although I did call the nurse line to make sure their tummies could actually pass all that goo!)
Answer by kmath at 9:33 PM on Nov. 21, 2010
Answer by salexander at 10:48 AM on Nov. 22, 2010