Friday, March 16, 2007

Rule Breaker.

Write about 5 "rules" you break with some regularity.

1. I had a rule that I would get all the housework done before I got to sit down at the computer, unfortunately the computer seems to take over sometimes.

2. There is a rule no yelling inside the house. I don't seem to be able to follow this rule myself at the moment as I end up yelling at the boys a lot. They seem to be out to press all my buttons at the moment & I really have come to the end of my patience. Yippee for ScrapCamp at the end of this month.

3. I had a rule to have a load of laundry going in the washing machine before I even left the house for school dropoff. Unfortunately that rule has been broken nearly everyday. It might have something to do with having to be always on at the boys to get themselves ready to get out the door.

4. Another rule that I can't seem to always remember to do is to take my multivitamin with my breakfast. I wish I would remember not to break it because invariably by the time I remember to take it I'm doing so on an empty stomach & I get quite queasy for quarter of an hour.

5. Another rule (which sounds like it is going to be a law as well) is that I seem to have to resort to a smack at the moment. I know that you aren't supposed to but sometimes it's the only thing that will make James pay attention to the task at hand. So it's official not only am I a rule breaker on this one very soon I will be a criminal too. The problem is I can't find the thing that James is strongly attached to other than his thumb & I can hardly cut that off his hand can I? If I put him in time out he just sucks his thumb, if I take a toy away he just laughs & finds another to play with. He doesn't watch TV except at dinner time when we are watching the news so I can hardly take that privilege away, he doesn't play on a computer, he doesn't read. I just can't find that thing that will make him pay attention & everything is solved for him by sucking his thumb. I don't know, I'm at a loss, maybe Sue Bradford can come & show me how to discipline him, Dr Phil would be a good help too, come to think of it.


loonyhiker said...

I can't get the housework done if I'm on the computer. Sometimes I make deals with myselft and say that I will fold clothes and as a reward, I will play on my computer. You should hear me argue with myself! lol

Denise said...

(((hugs))) Parenting is a hard job!

Mel said...

Don't worry about the thumb sucking - 99% of them grow out of it in their own time. But you could try one of the "Stop and Grow" type products used for nail biters. Just paint his thumb with it - wont suck if it tastes bad!

Mel said...

Don't worry about the thumbsucking - 99% grow out of it when they are ready. But you could try a Stop 'n' Grow type product that's used to stop nail biting - just paint his thumb with it - it wont taste good!!

Jenny said...

Katrina - I have had fun reading your blog prompts. And I too, will shortly be a criminal but have had along discussion regarding this with my children

Karen said...

It's so frustrating when nothing you do to discipline them seems to cause them any concern. Hopefully you'll find the right button to push before too long.