i feel so tense lately!
maybe i mentioned it before;)
but my 7 year old is really testing my patience lately.
mornings are so rough.
he argues and complains and cries and whines.
i do my BEST to stay upbeat.....but man!
i think because there is this part of me that feels like i'm failing and dropping the ball as a mother, when he treats his family so disrespectfully, i just really get amped up fast, you know?
like, if i can man-handle that attitude out of him i prove my success?
i end up dropping him off at school and kinda not liking him....but mostly really not liking me.
so, here are my ideas:
- an alarm clock
- a timed schedule that is posted for HIM to be in charge of...not me.
- a renewed attitude of not micro-manging him.
- letting go of some control and letting the natural result teach him to get ready instead of my annoying voice.(ex: he may not get breakfast or his stuff may be left out, which means i take it away...)
- and lastly, when i feel myself start to get really amped....relax......i did this last week after drop off.
I set up a LOVELY station outside, with my Diet Coke and a roll and some stuff to make barrettes.
I turned AWAY from my dirty kitchen, and set up my speakers that my Reedo got me for listening to Pandora on my phone and listened to George Winston Radio(recommended to me by my cute sister, val)
check out my spot.....
that cheered me up!
what do you think i should do about Jakers?
What do you do to relax?
i am linking up to a linky party with this post.
have you ever looked at Heather's blog called Blessed Little Nest?
if not, you should today.
if so, yay! isn't she so inspirational and creative!?
i am feeling sassy and confident just being involved with her cute party!