5 signs you’ ve had a crappy parenting day

13 Dec
  1. You try to convince your child (who has woken up at 10:00) that she needs to get down for a nap at 13:00 no, not an infant, a toddler who gets 12-13 hours of uninterrupted sleep during night time
  2. Your child, who has not turned yet 3, approaches you with caution and asks you: mami, have you calmed down? every other hour
  3. You use any excuse in the book of a desperate stay at home parent (ironing, laundry, cooking, cleaning) when asked to paper craft with them all the remaining Christmas presents. There is so much crafting one can do throughout the day.
  4. When your younger child goes down the stairs repeating the same sentence 10 times in a row: ok mami, I am disappearing now only to have the older child repeat it himself just to ensure that mami heard it the first 10 times.
  5. When the older child tells you during bedtime: mami I STILL love you endlessly no matter what

xxx

T

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5 Responses to “5 signs you’ ve had a crappy parenting day”

  1. misscorporatelove December 13, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    I hear you… my 4 year old suggested that I take a time out – “When you are ready, you can join in the game, but you should be using the inside voice when you talk!!!!

    • wonderlandbytatu December 14, 2012 at 10:47 am #

      yeap…they do get smart on us that way…yesterday I told my kids not to talk and nap and I told my son (5 years old) that he should not think I wouldn’t know since I can hear everything through the baby phone. 5 minutes later he unplugged the baby phone!

  2. ramblingsfromamum December 14, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    Good luck with the trying to put a Toddler back down to sleep 🙂
    Once they reach that stage – life is way too damn important for naps! – let me know how you go.
    Love that – ‘have you calmed down’ and naturally you counted to 10, turned around produced your best mummy smile and replied ‘but of course darling’ 🙂
    Hmm paper craft – mummy will spend 30 minutes helping you, but then she has other work that’s just as special to do…
    Mami I’m disappearing – priceless! 🙂
    Bed time – see they are telling you – you aren’t all evil and the wicked witch from the west & they love you.

    Good post T xxxx

  3. Keeping it Real December 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Oh, I can relate with number two. The calming down part. Children are so forgiving, aren’t they?

    • wonderlandbytatu December 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

      yes, they sure are and that makes it all worse, guilt wise, don’t you think??

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