January 6, 2009

I Have No Authority Over My Children

This illustrates just how scared Aidan is of me.

Last night as I was at the very end of my proverbial rope and about to snap because Aidan refused to do one single damn thing I told him to all night long I got the 'Mama is about to commit a felony' look and through clenched teeth I hissed, "If you don't pick up your clothes and toys up off of this floor right this very minute I am going to lose every bit of my mind and spank you until I feel better. It will take a long time for me to feel better. You will cry. Hard. Now pick up your crap! When I come back you better be hard at work."

3 minutes later I come back to find him in his underwear standing on his toybox jamming with his guitar giving Asher a talent show. The room was exactly as it was when I left. No wait, the clothes he had on 3 minutes earlier were on the floor now.

Really!?!? Are you kidding me?

By some miracle of God, instead of spontaniously combusting right then and there I just sat on the bed and watched the talent show with Asher. We both laughed.


11 comments:

Krissi said...

Wow that is some restraint! I'm not sure if I could have musterd that on a good day, much less a bad one. I have this never ending need to make sure Caleb does NOT call my bluff, and when he does, well, we all remember the soap incident!! I must be an awful parent!

lifeinbeverlyhills said...

I have been to that edge of sanity before...very recently. In our house, it's called sending Mommy to the Funny Farm. Oh the defiance! Glad you had a talent show to ease your troubled mind. :)

Nina said...

Been their and know that.....

I have resorted to getting out trash bags and loading them up and putting it out side to make my point. It has worked, somewhat...LOL

Jen said...

i have certainly had days like that. Thats when I open the bottle of wine early.

Red Headed Mama said...

"I'm going to spank you until I feel better" I will have to remember that one.

And yes, some days all you can do is laugh...better then committing a felony!

Red Headed Mama said...

"I'm going to spank you until I feel better" I will have to remember that one.

And yes, some days all you can do is laugh...better then committing a felony!

Brenda Susan said...

Ha! They are amazing little buggers aren't they?

Sarah said...

Had that moment on Saturday. Had to leave the room and suddenly realized that I had just snapped my hairbrush in half. It WAS 6 years old and no it wasn't over a little butt (before Anonymous jumps me). I gave up. Their father dealt with them when he got home.

Michelle said...

I love it! I know this is how all moms feel! Thanks for saying it!

April said...

Sometimes you just have to sit back and laugh before you totally loose your mind! been there!

Ordie O. said...

I really like the trash bag idea. Next time he refuses to pick something up, load it up into a trash bag and tell him you're donating it to the Salvation Army or some children's home, or something. You know, the one you're going to send him to if he doesn't stop tormenting you. 'Course, you'll really have to do it. Donate the toys, I mean, not send him to the children's home. :-)