Monday, October 15, 2007

Do I scream or do I cry?

Note to self:

What a mom thinks is a reasonable request does not always look reasonable to the request-ee. An argument can ensue which takes up the entire time the requested job would have taken. In spite of a history of leniency and reasonableness, Mom's reputation will be solidified as an unreasonable tyrant.


Marti said...

Personally, I try to do neither, although I do on occasion still post to reduce the pressure behind the chest pain or other inconveniences when they occur. That way, you don't have to see a face expressing a lack of comprehension or engagement. If you read same, you can delete it easily enough. At times, you will find understanding.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I am reading a great book called Love and Logic and it is helping me to avoid the whole tyrant mother image. Last night instead of telling my son, "you know you have to eat your carrots so just do it." I did what the book told me to do and said, "Honey, you get to choose, you can eat warm carrots right now, or you can eat them when they are cold." He picked up his fork and dug in. Now, if I can just remember to do it all the time.

mom huebert said...

my ice cream diary-- does it work with teenagers?

slouching mom said...

Oh, yeah. Been there, done that.