Wednesday, May 19, 2010

mean kids ...

Most days I love to be around my children. They are happy. And pleasant. And kind. On those days, temper tantrums don't exist. My voice doesn't rise above a conversational volume. And I don't stress eat. I love those days.

But sometimes, my children challenge me. Heck. They are just plain mean. All of their anger and frustration get taken out on me. And by the end of the day, I've had enough. Yesterday was one of those days.

In the last 24 hours, I have ...

... been slapped.

... been bitten.

... been told, "I don't want to see you. Get Daddy!" (on more than one occasion).

... been unable to get my three-year old out of her locked bedroom (yes, she really locked herself in because she was mad at me).

... said, "I love you," only to be told, "I love Daddy."

... been flat out ignored.

... been peed on.

... been asked, "When I turn five, am I going to look OLD like you?"

Basically, it was an AWESOME day. And like any mature adult, I felt the need to dish back a little to my children. So, when I was given the opportunity to join in on Dizzle's soccer practice last night, I took it. And unlike the other parents, who "let their children win," I played Alpha Dog and put my children in their places. I showed them who's the boss and left it all on the field. (I even accidentally whacked Doodle in the head). I know, real grown up of me.

31 comments:

Michel said...

Do we have the same 3 year old? Mine told me last week when I opened her door in the am, "NO! Not you! I want daddy!" Alrightie, good morning to you too. One day they won't be like this. One day they'll hate their father too. lol.

trifitmom said...

that is my every day here !!!

runningwithsass.com said...

hilarious! I would be frustrated if my non existant kids did that, too! too funny about soccer hehe

Staci Dombroski said...

That is seriously hilarious!! I can see myself doing the exact same thing!!!

Katye said...

hahaha good for you! seriously I love that when some parents would either go sulk, scream at their kids, or discipline them in some equally detrimental way, you put your little ones in their place with some friendly competition! You rock!

Rene' said...

i am laughing, laughing, laughing.....hopefully today is better:)

Stephanie said...

funny! I'm sooo glad my little man is only 19mos old...right now, Mommy is "THE BEST!" in his eyes...I know, I know...just wait! But, for now, I will take all of the sweetness I get!!!:)

Barefoot AngieB said...

This post is awesome!
I am still laughing! Of course they are kids and doing what kids do but man they do need to be put in their place after days like that! Right there with ya sista!
The good mommy that you are did it on the field :)

busyrunningmama said...

You are not alone!! All of us with kids have these days

My seven year old told me "mommy, you've got a big ol butt" last week!!

He really wasn't intentionally being mean, just telling the truth in his eyes...ouch!!

But on the good days, when they say " mommy, I love you"..it makes it all better for me!!!

the dawn said...

Days like that...is when we can be thankful how short days really are. 24 hours, then we get to hit "reset" and start over in the morning. Hopefully today will be a better day...

Tortuga_Runner said...

Good luck having a better day. When my 2 1/2 yr old son starts to get all "Papa this, Papa that" and being mean to me I flip it on him. If he asks, scratch that, demands anything of me, I'll say, "Oh, no, we'd better let Papa get that", or "we'd better let Papa do that". He catches on quick, then starts whining for me to do things. He doesn't stop whining, but at least I am back into the problem solver role.

Wish I had the whole soccer outlet! LOL My favorite is pretending I am going to tell on him when I think he is being really bad... "I am just going to have to tell Papa you were not being a good listener today." He takes his man-to-man conversations with his Papa about behavior pretty seriously.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

All kids go through those days. And you have it times 3! I am glad you had an outlet for your frustration.

My little one usually only wants me over Daddy when he has hurt himself or wants to nurse. But he distributes that hitting equally between hubbs and I! ;-)

Laura said...

I am in total awe of anyone who is a parent. I love my nephews but even they try my patience....and they go home!

Marlene said...

I hope today is a better day.

Emz said...

this is great!

way to beat your child at soccer!

Who "let's their child win" anyway? Not me......and I only got a door slammed in my face yesterday! ;)

Katie A. said...

You crack me up! But you are a great mamma- I know you know this, but it does feel good to hear :)
And thanks for the dose of birth control, I think I'll wait a little longer :) LOL!
Hope today goes better!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Yup,its being a parent wonderful ;)

lilmeg said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. As someone with no kids, being a mom is THE HARDEST JOB on the planet. Kudos to you. Not only are you doing the hardest job on the planet, you have multiple kidlets AND you rock the running world.

Keep it up!!

Tricia said...

TOTALLY feel you on this one. Yesterday was one of my roughest days as a mom. Ahhh...the joys of having a toddler.

misszippy said...

Don't mean to laugh, but the peed on part is really quite funny. Ah parenthood! We have all been there and will be there again and again. Go get a good run in to work it off!

Courtney said...

Kids say the darndest things

Carly said...

I probably shouldn't be, but I'm laughing.

Lindsay said...

haha sounds like a day at my house!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Posts like this are my favorite. It reminded me that my kids are normal and my reactions are too. At least you were able to get a little "release" and find the humor in it! I love it!!

Julie said...

girl, you were just added to my blog list with that post. all of the above happen to me everyday! I choose to lock myself in the bathroom most days. :) just found your blog...look forward to following!

MCM Mama said...

LOL! I don't get this too much anymore (I'm sure it will come back when they hit teens), but I'm also not sure I could beat Jones at soccer anymore...

Cynthia O'H said...

My 4 year old pushes me and calls me names; then, minutes later, he is in my arms looking for hugs. Kids!

Jennifer said...

I am so glad I found your blog, so much motivation and so much I can relate to. I hope your day is much better tomorrow and I hope you don't mind if I follow.

akjenniekt said...

I'm not sure if you feel the same way but...that was a really funny post :)!

Erica said...

ummm I don't know how I missed this post...but I think we live parallel lives...right down to the soccer practice! Well, except I did not get the chance to kick her butt! But today was better...damn good thing their cute right?

OrangeBlossom said...

Wow, I'm not the only mom that these things happen to! I just pray that my five kids don't do it all on the same day. Usually, I have one or two acting up and one of the little ones will say, "See Mommy, I'm being good."