I Know what I’m talking About.
I’m the Mommy
I’m the Mom
Don’t do that
Leave your sibling alone
I really do know what I’m talking about, you need to listen better.
Just today, my son said, No Mommy, I’m the Mom….
Ummm…. That’s new
We have a power struggle a mile wide and 10 miles long every day. I was at a play group with my MOMS Club last week and one of my friends said, if you saved a nickel for every time you said, “You’re Not Listening to me” or “you need to listen to me” you would be rich before your kids went to college. Not exactly the best way to save money, but it gets the point across. It feels like wasted breath telling the kids to listen. I’m exhausted by the end of every day. EXHAUSTED.
How do you deal with getting your kids to listen to you?
This post was inspired by Tangled (on DVD 3/29, I’m giving a copy of the Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack away). In the film, Mother Gothel (voiced by the lovely Donna Murphy) confines Rapunzel to a tower, telling her that it is for her own safety and protection. As a child, how many times did your parents tell you to simply trust in their judgment when deterring you from making a choice they did not agree with? As a parent, how many times have you tried to impart your wisdom to your child to spare them the pain of disappointment or failure? Or just to save yourself from a headache later on?