Saturday, April 18, 2009

Off the Sauce

This is something that's been bugging me since it happened over a week ago. I'm sharing it to hear if others also find themselves in similar situations ... or not.

The day started out like any other weekend. I woke up early with the kiddos, made breakfast and hit the coffee -- hard. Nothing out of the ordinary. But I've noticed that my Saturdays lately have had me a little more on edge than those in the past. I don't know if it's just the end of a long week playing kid relay with Jeff, never having a moment to connect with my husband, or perhaps control issues within me... or maybe it's just my love affair with apple sauce.

Apple sauce is the fruit of choice around here. Where getting two-out-of-three of my kids to eat fruits and veggies can be quite the challenge -- thanks Jeff -- apple sauce and bananas are usually consumed with a minimal amount of encouragement. But this particular morning, Brady was having none of it.

No big deal, right?

In a flash, I went from instructing him to eat it... to bribing him... to demanding he take a bite... to sending him to his room.

WHAT??

Hey, I know I'm tired and worn out and the rat race has been getting to me a bit more than usual lately. But sending a kid to his room for not wanting to eat something he usually happily ingests... that's questionable parenting.

What do YOU do you're not proud of?

7 comments:

Linney said...

i am the most inpatient person i know!!! and i admit, sometimes a control freak. i sent my boy to his room for biting his nails (after a long week, and i had told him 20 times in three minutes to stop)......frustration, it gets the best of us!

D said...

I have no patience at all and having a spirited kid (and me being a spirited parent)...I have many of those moments. Mine often involve food also...b/c my child is such a picky eater. My problem is...is that I get so frustrated at times that I will yell (which I am trying not to do but my son will work me up and even laugh when I get loud) and then feel guilty. :( Being a mother is so hard sometimes...

Ramona said...

Do you REALLY want me to go there??

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

How much time do you have?? :)

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

I can relate. Master Noah has food issues from time to time where he picks one food and only one that he will eat at that meal, even if everything else is something he normally loves and then will scream bloody murder for more of the one and throw the rest on the floor! I am like woo buddy you aren't Two till the 19th! LOL I can laugh now but when we are in the throw of it I can't at that time. I get frustrated big time! But tis life with toddlers! :)

Blessings and hugs,
Tami
PRAYING NOAH'S Didi JEREMIAH HOME SOON!
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

momwithfaithandhope said...

I'm with Ramona. . .you REALLY don't want me to go there - and it applies to DH as well. Let's just say that your story sounds completely harmless!

Jennie said...

Oh lord...

I just told Big Red to leave me alone and go watch TV, because I didn't want him sitting in my lap.