I am linking up today to this new party called Real Moms Real Laughs! It is a new idea out there that as moms we need to break down the barriers and be real. We spend so much time blogging about our house and crafts and how to organize that it's easy to make others think you have this perfectly amazing life and nothing ever goes wrong. But LET'S BE REAL! Things to go wrong, so today in light of the new linky party I am spilling the beans on my 5 ooops when it comes to my kids. I hope that this reminds you that life is not perfect ANYWHERE for ANYONE!
ooops #1: My oldest son Chance talks...alot, he takes after me, (but I dont think I am as annoying as him) he talks about random things that he has already talked about or things that I just don't care anything about, but I realize the need for him to talk I just sometimes stink at filling his need to also be listened to. I have to admit when he starts talking I usually tune out. Sometimes he catches me with a question and I have to give a really generic answer because I have NO IDEA what he is asking. I try to listen but I don't always suceed.
ooops #2: I make them clean their rooms and make their beds and then when they go to school I do it again for them. They just suck at chores! And I have a certain way I like it done, I am a bit OCD like that. I want their bed to look a certain way and their closets to be clean and their cloths to be neat and orgainized in their dressers so when they go to school, I do it all again. The biggest problem this causes is that I am trying to teach them responsiblity so I enforce their chores, and there have been times they have been in a rush to get to school becuase of the chores and then I just go and redo it.
ooops #3: This is kinda gross, but if you have
ooops #4: My follow through for discipline is HORRIBLE! I talk a big talk but my walk is so small. And I have even talked my husband out of punishment for them because I felt bad and didn't want them to be in trouble. (No wonder they don't flush! I will do it for them and they wont get in trouble.)
ooops #5: When I am busy and they ask for something I say "ok in a minute" except usually that minute winds up being like an hour all because I just don't want to do it right then. I feel bad. I know they are thirsty or hungry but can't they see I'm blogging!
Ok friends, so now that all my dirty little secrets are out what are yours???