June 30, 2009

mommy card

How much trouble can my kids get in to? I really and truly just want to give the mommy card back. The following is a smidgen of a pity party, so either close the window or just bare with me.

I realize kids are just going to be kids. I realize that kids push their limits. I realize that kids are just kids.

What I don't understand is why I cannot seem to make a difference. Why can't I get her to quit lying? Why can't I get him to make better choices? Why can't I get either of them to just not do the stupid stuff? Why can't i find a punishment to make an impact?

I am exhausted. Nothing I do seems to make a difference. So I ask other parents what they do when their kids screw up...apparently my kids are the only two that make retarded decisions.

So for right now, in this moment, i quit. i can't do this job, i can't teach them how to be good people and how to make good decisions. so i turn my mommy card back in.

tomorrow...maybe i'll try again