Sunday, January 20, 2008

Love my child

I love my child - I really do. But sometimes I could strangle her - she is soooo stubborn! This must be a test mommy's patience week.

Earlier in the week the 15 minutes clean out the guinea pig cage turned into 2 hours. The 45 minutes of weekly chores stretched to 8 hours!!! She's been so slow all week that she hasn't done her required 30 minutes of reading so she has 3 hours of reading to do today!!

(Internal mantra: I love my child. I will not be upset by her choices. I love my child. I will not allow her to get to me. I love my child. I will not loose my cool over this!)



j, d plumma said...

Losing your cool?! What are you, human?!

Klondike Kate said...

I tell you what - I thought 13 years of married life would give me some clue as to how to live with another person in the house. This child pushes buttons Damon never found and I never knew I had!! =-)

Anonymous said...

Maybe you are asking a child to do adult work with adult expectations?
Maybe she just wants to be a kid?
She hasn't had a chance to be one?
And you sound a bit controlling.