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20 February 2015 @ 09:04 am
Confessional 2015  
Tell me a secret! Tell me a not-secret! Whisper sweet somethings in my comment box. Express your maddest crush or deepest curiosity! Expound upon the fabulousness of your friends or lovers or would-be friends or lovers! Or people you know or want to know. Do it anonymously or with your name attached; anonymous commenting is on and IP logging is off.

You know you want to!

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I'm feeling: curiouscurious
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on March 2nd, 2015 05:45 am (UTC)
Re: I know I'm not a bad parent, but...
Last night I had parenting fail when my 3.5-year-old, who had just woken up from a nap and was very hungry, had a screaming fit at the Panera where I'd taken him to get some dinner. He was disoriented and starving, and it took some time for his food to arrive, and he wouldn't eat the piece of shortbread cookie I tried to give him because the icing was green and he won't eat green things, and instead of being compassionate and comforting I was mortified and muffled his screaming with my hand. :( It did get better when food finally arrived, and he appeared to forgive me my lapse.

This afternoon, while he was refusing to cooperate with me so that we could do something he said he wanted to do (go shopping), I told him that I didn't like being mean, angry mommy, but I was going to be. He said that I wasn't being nice to him, and I said he wasn't being nice to me, either. When he finally calmed down and decided to cooperate, he said, "I don't want the bad mommy. I want the good mommy." I hugged him and assured him that I always love him, even when I'm angry.

Wouldn't it be nice, though, if we could do things that he WANTS to do without a huge fight first? It's not like I was trying to drag him to something he hates. *sigh*