Thursday, May 20, 2010

Attitude problems

Today is one of those days where I feel like a horrible parent. My son has been pushing and pushing and pushing the limits of my sanity. Everything is a fight. EVERYTHING. He has not willingly complied with a request in weeks. When I make him complete a task or when I refuse to give him something he wants, he cries and screams and whines for what feels like an eternity. I don't do well under that kind of stress. Especially after days and days of endless whining.

Right now, at 9pm, my son is in his bed screaming at the top of his lungs for a band-aid. A fucking band-aid! The logical thing to do would be to give him a damn band-aid. But I can't, because that will only encourage more requests and more screaming. I feel like ripping my damn hair out. Why is he suddenly being so difficult?

It is really warm tonight, and we have all the windows open. I am sure my neighbors think that I am in here torturing my child. Of course, in reality, he is torturing me. Nobody likes to hear their child cry. Nobody likes being the mean parent.

Kids! Nothing but trouble.

9 comments:

MK said...

*hugs*

Marni's Organized Mess said...

I'm laughing with you sweetie. Been there. Stick it out. You'll be happy with it later. In the meantime... place head against wall, slam back and forth. Repeat. Repeat. Until you have a headache and pass out. Noise = gone.

Antropologa said...

Oh god, I know. My little girl is driving me nuts like this these days, too.

Clare said...

we have had days/weeks like that. bradley didn't make it to a birthday party the other weekend because of a total meltdown. my husband brought him home and he slept from 11am until 1...what? that is crazy! they def. know how to push our buttons!

Natalie said...

Wait...how did my kid end up at your house? I don't know if it makes you feel any better, but you are not alone. Let's hang in there together...and when they kids all finally get the hell out of our houses, we'll go out for drinks to celebrate :)

Jeninacide said...

Yeah, my son will do that for days/weeks at a time and then be no less than an angel for a few days before reverting back. I never know what to expect! It drives me BONKERS!

Rachel said...

All I need to say is you always make me laugh because you write about the little things that WE ALL GO THROUGH. HUGS

Chris said...

My boy is going through that faze right now too. He woke up at 1 a.m. and screamed (about nothing as far as we can tell) for nearly 45 minutes. Grrr.... Love toddlerhood!

amanda said...

i hate mean mommy days. they are the worst. you truly feel like you have been beaten over the head with a sledge hammer.

thank goodness they are cute - i swear some days it's the only thing that saves them.