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Monday, June 8, 2009

I need a chai tea...


You know those days when you continually question your parenting because no matter what you do, your child just won't listen? My pediatrician had warned me (she is a mother of four teenage girls, so she's the fountain of wisdom in my book). She'd told me that the threes were her least favorite age. Even though everyone talks of the terrible twos, its just mainly frustration of the child and can be handled. However, in the threes, children will continually test your limits. Apparently continually means "uninterrupted battle of the wills." I try to remind myself how much I love my baby boy while he is testing me from going to the potty ("I don't want tooooo!!!") to refusing to eat anything the second part of the day (jeans his heigth barely hang on to him as it is) to simple things like not hitting me. He has such a Jekyll and Hyde personality when he's in this mood and even though I try to be consistent and set the boundaries and rules that he needs, it hurts me to have to be on the opposite side of my child. And even though he is defying me all the way going to sleep, I walk behind him as he runs from our bathroom to his room in his undies and I can only smile at how little he is. As I tuck him in and he isn't listening at all , won't help me get him dressed, he looses his nighttime story. More a punishment for me than him. He asks if I'd still talk to him, a nighttime ritual dear to both of us and after much more disobeying, he looses that priviledge too. But I still tuck him in, tell him I love him oh so very much and soak up every last bit of his tight hug, and his kisses. I love my children. Nevertheless, today I need a hug from my hubby, his kind reassurance that I am a good mommy and a chai tea...

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