Ahhhh the life of a Mommy…..can’t do anything right.
I was gone for 8 days & my nearly 4 year old Eric is not about to let me forget it. Since I have gotten home, he has done everything (rage, scream, fight, cry) to try to get me to blow my lid. Don’t believe me? Think a 3 year old is not manipulative? Ha.
Last night, Eric wanted dessert before supper. I said No. (For those of you without kids, it may come as a shock, but once you say “no”, that’s it. You can’t change your mind on the subject, ever) Eric cried “I want dessert first.” I said “No.”
This went on for a few minutes with him crying, hitting and then telling me “You’re not my friend anymore. I don’t like you.” I said “Hmm. Sorry you’re feeling bad Eric” Then he pulls out the big guns “I Hate You!”
Puh-leeze. I have heard this song & dance before. And no, I don’t dance to the I Hate Mommy song. I happen to know it isn’t true, just Eric attempting to get a reaction. He never has, so I don’t know why he keeps at it, really.
Anyhow, after 40 years minutes of him screaming at me, he ended up falling asleep before 7:00 pm (Of course, he got up from 9:00 until well after midnight but it was quiet while it lasted)
The upside is he didn’t say “I wish you’d go back on your holiday”, so I guess he really doesn’t hate me after all. Score one for peaceful, patient Mommy.