Thursday, March 09, 2006

Motherhood

I've had a crappy day and a crappy day yesterday too. If I have ever doled out parenting advice please ignore and do the opposite because it clearly isn't working for me.

I had to drag my daughter from school to the car yesterday. Through the snow in her ski pants. She would not leave school because her friends were playing. But we had to go.

So how embarrassing is that? pulling a six year old along like a sled?

So as this is day 2 for this behaviour (day 1 occurred when my friend picked her up and believe me, if doing it to me pisses me off, doing it to a friend is doubly bad). So now we are on punishment. I thought about flogging, but figured grounding would be more effective and less messy. All this in the same week she started asking for pocket money.

No wonder I'm going gray!

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  1. My daughter has been giving me fits about going to bed the last three evenings. She's too much like me - a night person! But that doesn't work when school and the day job calls.

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  2. Sorry to hear your day went badly. I discoverd a few grey hairs this month myself. My Daughter has been giving me fits, too. Mothers of the World unite! Or self-medicate. kidding.

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  3. Self-medicating does sound like an option Brandy :)

    You and Jill can have matching gray streaks!

    Sorry, I'm out of this one - I've been an Aunt and a nanny, but never had to face this problem. Are you sure flogging is out? ;)

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  4. Anonymous6:18 am

    "Grey" Toni, surely not "gray"
    Pop

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  5. I feel your pain. My son had a spell there where he didn't want to leave school because some kids were running around. But I had to go and he went reluctantly, but each time it got worse. So the next time I brought doughnuts with me. He asked to stay and play, and I said, "Sure, but the doughnuts will get cold in the car." Scooby-doo was never more excited.

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  6. Pop--over here it can be either. Please note he said nothing about his precious grandaughter ;-)


    Thanks for the parental support. Hard work isn't it? She's been read her rights and can't make any phone calls or appeal. I guess it's an in-house version of the Patriot Act.

    Eve, Brandy, self medication sounds great :) where's the gin?

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  7. Scott, my daughter isn't in to food. If it were up to her she wouldn't eat. Maybe I should start pulling the arms off Barbie--or is that mental torture?

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  8. I don't know - but I'll have a Seagrams margarita tonight in your honor :)

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  9. "pulling the arms off of Barbie" ROFL

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  10. Sorry, Toni, but it's the first of many. How horrible when they start getting a mind of their own and demanding independence!! Argh.

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  11. yljc kjvwx to you too!

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  12. Peggy! Please don't say that!

    Eve--kwxlyx back :)

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  13. I will have to get you the box set of The Super Nanny or Nanny 911, if I owned it I would be more useful with the advise! Wonder how may kids they have - they dole out all this 'stay calm' advise, but how easy is that at time - anyway I like a good yell. :-)

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  14. Deb--it wouldn't have been so bad if the whole school hadn't been watching :/

    I didn't yell. Not on the outside.

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  15. kids... gray... Miss Clairol! I keep extra boxes on hand ... just in case!

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  16. OMG, my 6 year old daughter has been an absolute nightmare. Yesterday she wanted to wear one of her princess costumes to school. I told her no and her father told her no which of course led to a massive meltdown. Anyway, I get to school yesterday to drop off her lunch and there she was wearing the costume over her clothes. I popped a gasket to say the least. She snuck the damn dress out of the house and I'm ticked because I didn't catch her and furious because she openly defied me. If she lives to 13....

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  17. Dennie--I am holding out on dying my hair but SOON!!

    Rene--I can just see her mutinous expression! grhhh!!! I love your twinkly avatar BTW!!

    Maybe there is something in the air? Disney have contaminated the water??

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  18. not coloring my hair - ... that would be the end of me! (have been doing it since I was 17!)

    going through my auburn phase now

    Spring Break is next week - I'm gonna need those two boxes!

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  19. I tried to dye it as a teenager but it is so dark it is nearlt black and I'd have to bleach it to change the color. Now of course I can get streaks ;-) Free!

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  20. I don't have grey/gray - it's silver - pretty silver streaks that couldn't be duplicated if they tried. I said as long as it remained silver I didn't have a problem. (hey, watch it!)

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