Thursday, November 19, 2009
Same story different day
I am really sure I have posted on this topic before but I find myself at my wits end yet again with my older children. They can not seem to get along to save their lives. And I do mean to sav their lives, as I am about to pull my hair out. They fight and pick and bicker from the moment they wake up till the moment they go to bed. I am beginning to feel like a horrible mother and I am not sure what to do. I am finding myself yelling and shouting far more than I ever want to. I do not want to yell and fuss at my children. But as of right now, not a morning goes by without at least 3 arguments, 2 punishments, and 1 defeated mother. Nothing seems to work. I have tried bribery, punishments, lectures, rewards, chores, you name it and I have tried it. I feel undone and worthless and exhausted by 9:20 and the day has barely even started. What am I to do with them? No one warned me of this part of mothering. Shoot give me the terrible twos, temper tantrums, and potty training threes any day of the week over this mess.