I’ve never proclaimed to be a perfect parent. In fact, my fails probably far out-weigh my achievements. What I am doing though, is my very best for these two young gentlemen I have brought into the world.
That said, I’m sitting here with a large glass of Disarrono and ginger, feeling like the crappest mom ever. We’ve just had an epic argument over their endless obsession with any form of gadgetry. It’s my own fault. I buy these gaming machines thinking I’m being a fantastic momma and really, I’m setting myself up for a fall. Far too many of us are using the Xbox, PS4 or whatever as a ‘baby-sitter’ while we get on with cooking, cleaning and other general chores, even just to get a few minutes of peace. My two have decided that, once they are engrossed in a game, they can switch their ears off. I’ve lost my temper after asking 3, 4 and 5 times that they switch off because it’s gone way passed bedtime. L had a temper tantrum, throwing cushions and himself across the floor. A bellowed at me. And I took myself for a time out before I blew a fuse. We have all apologized to each other but, sadly, I know that this won’t be the last time. I need a new strategy so if anyone has any suggestions, let me know….
It’s not all been bad this week. We are all exhausted and can’t wait for the Half Term holiday, but we have had some moments of humour. A and I had an in-depth conversation about how the human race began yesterday. One of the highlights was:
A: If Eve came from a rib and Adam came from the earth, would they still have had belly buttons?
Me: I would think they would have, what do you think L? (L is our resident religion expert and has a beautiful grasp of the Bible)
L: I’m not bothered mommy, I’ve got my hand on my winkie.
Me: Ahh ok, well make sure you wash your hands before you go to bed. (After this I was kind of lost for words)
PS: I don’t claim to be the best writer in the world either but I’m an honest one 🙂
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Hope you have a great weekend x