I love my little corner of the blogosphere but I must admit that more often than not, I feel like a big fat sham. You see, I say that I blog about parenting. However, I think it is more blogging about my parent fails so you can all feel better. There is no parenting advice here people! If that is what you are looking for…..you can move along now.
You’re still here? Good. Pour a glass of wine and lets trade war stories!
Take tonight for example. Dewey and I got home at regular time. We had a rousing game of balloon “ping pong” (Evan’s name for it) across the island, ate supper, read a book. Over all, a nice night. And THEN…..Evan turned in to a bedtime hating, screaming, flapping, sobbing, angry eyed, elbowing little boy. I think the thing that set him off was that he bumped his elbow on the door knob in the bathroom. Fine, I get it. He was hurt but still….not cool.
Some of my favorite quotes from Evan tonight:
- When I tried singing to him to calm him down, he started crying and said “Whenever you sing lullabies to me it makes me so sad! Just like when I was a baby. I always cried when you sang to me.” BTW…this is total fiction.
- “My eye hurts.” I said that I thought he might have poked it when he was freaking out. He answered “NO! It hurts because a boy at preschool hit me in the eye when I was 3.”
- “I’m really sad because I didn’t get to go sledding that time when I got in trouble and now I will NEVER get to go to that hill. It is WAY better than our sledding hill!” Ummm…yeah….that happened last year. He also started crying because winter is over and summer is almost here. You heard it here folks!
It was all over the place! Thankfully, I can say that our efforts to be more consistent and firm with Evan have been very successful on a whole. Just not tonight!
Spill it! Am I the only one? What are your parenting challenges these days?