"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

irrationally directed.

yesterday, brennan slammed me in the face with his chocolate milk sippy cup.
after blinking several times to make sure i didn't blackout,
i did what any calm mother would do.
irrationally directed him to time out.
fought back tears that i wanted to cry.
and then took away every treat, movie, soda, game, and privilege i could think of.
i spent the rest of night realizing that by taking away all of his treats i was punished too!
dang it.
my lip is still sore today.
ouch.

i voted with my huge lip that swelled up after this picture.
the one person i really wanted to win,
lost.
kind of like last year.
this morning,
i mowed my lawn.
for the first time.
it was fun,
then exhausting,
then annoying.
and brennan scraped my monitor on the metal table.
it is ugly now.
but i did get 34 shade shirts/pants/swim suit items this morning.
for $1 a piece.
so sad to see shade go:-(
i am now going to collapse for the rest of the day.

7 comments:

Sue said...

Sorry, Em. It seems like they have to learn the hard way not to clock people!

As for Shade, I bought a few things for the girls in my family there, too. Great deals, but I'll be sorry to seem them go. (And before them, ModBe.)

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Tiffany said...

Shopping with 2 babies? You're super woman! Funny what we can manage when a good sale is going on!

Brooke said...

okay you got a much better deal than i did! good for you! sorry about the lip:(

Emmy said...

Yes there is a fine line between punishing them and punishing yourself.

keri said...

Ouch! I don't know that I would have kept so calm. Maddie came up to me to show me a toy on Monday and as I was looking at it, she all of the sudden wacked me on top of my head with it. Just out of no where. Made me soooooooo mad. I had a huge bump where she hit me. Time out for 1/2 hour is where it landed her. Kids sometimes.

Fiauna said...

I always punish my kid by taking away the TV and computer only to realize too late that they are the tools that keep me from going insane when I have four kids following me around the house complaining they are bored and have nothing to do. ; )

Amy said...

Ouch!!! That looks so painful. But at least you got a bunch of uber cheap shirts/pants/swim suit items!