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Thursday, January 7, 2010

If I could change one thing about myself


If I could change one Thing about Myself I would like to be consistent in my parenting. No wonder my kids don't listen to me half the time. I will tell Iz he has to be in the house by 5pm on School nights, but at least 2x a week he comes up with something that sounds like a valid excuse. Can he go somewhere with Cassius and his dad, his dad will drop him off at the door right after. Well... Iz dad is not in the picture so how can I deny him any second to bond with a Super-Dad like Shawn! Or its the weekend and I've already said nobody can spend the night.  Then he will call back and say can Aaron spend the night his mom has to work tonight! Well I remember those days of juggling a graveyard shift as a Single Mom... of course he can stay!

Trust me I talk to the parents so I know he's not lying... its just always something. I've gotta buckle down because its teaching him bad habits.

I need to be more consistent in my life as well.  I am the Queen of starting Things. I wanted to Crochet my own hats... I bought all the supplies.. the yarn, needles, and how to books... even made my first square! Now, I still get caught up in unused yarn when I go in the Hall Closet. 

I wish my brain was wired for to be Consistant... 

I can't even finish this Post I'm bored of it already!


Jayde said...

I too should learn to be more consistent with my parenting. Sometimes it's very hard though so I know what you're talking about.

Amethyst Moon said...

Wow1 you sound just like me! I do the same thing with my kids. I just want them to be happy, and sometimes it's just easier on everyone to give in. I say it can't be too bad if grades are good, not in trouble, and they're smiling.

I also start things and don't finish. all with good intentions.

Ocean Girl said...

It takes discipline and that could be no fun.

Ms. Wanda said...

Listen nobody I know is consistent at anything:) You just do what you do, if you start it and put it down come back to it, it will still be there when you get back:) At least you tried! Stopping in from Mama Kat's!

Ms. Wanda

Life with Kaishon said...

Ha Ha! Love your ending! : ) I think it is important to be flexible so I think you are doing just the right thing : ) Good luck with your knitting project! I hope you will start up again and produce some beautiful things.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need some focus and follow-through. Good luck in 2010!

SupahMommy said...

I just give in .
surrender to the madness

focus is for sallies. :) When you have lots of kiddos.. focusing on anything but GETTING THROUGH... is hardly easy.



Aunt Juicebox said...

Maybe you can give him one day a week where he can do something like that, then say no the rest of the time. He can pick the day within reason, but one day only. Then you seem like a fun mom who lets him do stuff, but not a mom he can walk all over.