you said WHAT?

3 Oct

Do you remember the wise-ass person you were, before you had kids?

No? Good for you. This can only mean two things:

1. You are in complete denial

2. You are in complete denial.

Please repeat after me:

I will never say I will never do that, again. Because truth be told, you will almost certainly will do that at some point or another. Unless you are Heidi Klum or Angelina Jolie with 5 nannies for each child.

Would you like a few examples?

  • I will NEVER use TV as a babysitter. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Hysterical, right?
  • I will NEVER lie to my children. Oh honey, go watch some more TV, mommy is still working (excuse me for desperately needing some time to myself in order to vegetate in front of my laptop)
  • I will NEVER yell at my children. Well you already know how that worked out.
  • I will NEVER bribe my children with crap so that I can have a peaceful grocery shopping experience. Lollipops, gummy-bears and kinder chocolate eggs are not considered crap, right??
  • I will NEVER punish my children by taking away privileges which have nothing to do with the incident in the first place. If you hit your sister again, there will be no TV for one week!

Thankfully, after 6 wonderfully challenging years, I now know better. I am no longer ignorant. I don’t pretend that I know everything because I really know nothing. I am trying to raise my children in the best way I can and I make mistakes and screw up more than I care to admit. I have decided though NOT to beat myself about it, I just try to do better next time.

This is the only advice I give to you: Get some decent sleep. 

Until next time




8 Responses to “you said WHAT?”

  1. kidsrecipesandorganisedchaos October 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Haha, I remember the tv one. Even stuck to it for a year or so. Now my youngest talks with a slight pom accent, which I’m pretty sure she picked up from watched too much peppa pig. Oh and she may even snort occasionally mid conversation… Oh dear…

  2. October 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    Parenting is definitely humbling. It aint easy. You have to do what you have to do even if sometimes you’d rather not.
    I can’t tell you how often we use tv as a handicap.

    • wonderlandbytatu October 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      yes, parenting is NOT easy. It’s more like a roller-coaster of emotions where you have to keep it together since you are the adult in all of this (supposedly).

  3. meditatingmummy October 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    Wait Tatu, you mean I can’t take away tv for a week, how about two? oh and no devices, definitely no on that. Darn it. Oh what about no treats, no chocolate. 10 yrs later, I still don’t know better 🙂 and yet, I try. I talk. Oh I talk till the cows come home, I explain, I observe and I don’t hand out an allowance for chores, because I believe we are a team and we don’t give out money just because all the other kids in the class get money for chores. I hand out an allowance for responsibility. I am sometimes unfair, oh, wait, no I am always unfair.. not easy. I sigh. I sit, I read and I always let them know, I need some ‘me time’ to write. Doesn’t work. I have many drafts, nothing posted. Sigh again. Isn’t it joyful?
    Love you for keeping it real.

    • wonderlandbytatu October 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      I love the concept of allowance for responsibility!! I ll keep it in mind for later (mind you later is just around the corner). I hope you are all well. Eat some chocolate & have a bit of Colin on the side, ok ;P

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