Motherhood = going crazy one day at a time!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"I can't hear you"

As a mother I take pride in the fact that I usually keep my cool. I am usually very patient and try to explain why I want Myles to do things. I try to use distraction in order to avoid temper tantrums. I'm usually very level headed when it comes to the kids but, what does it say when your two year old covers his ears before anything comes out of your mouth? Picture this: we have been having a really hard week at the Dodd home. Myles has been exceptionally grumpy and disobedient. This has caused me some stress(okay, A LOT of STRESS). I've tried everything I can think of, but when you have to put a child down for a nap for the 22nd time you just start to loose it. I'm not kidding about 22 times! So Myles was playing yesterday while I was doing my hair. He pulled out the keyboard drawer and then pulled out the extra space shelf, and I'm guessing here, used it to get up on the trunk. Of coarse it isn't rated for this kind of weight and it split the wood that housed the drawer. I came out to the sound of a crash. Myles took one look at me and covered his ears as if to say, "I can't hear you!". He knew I was going to be mad and yell at him. I guess I've been doing too much of this lately. It makes me feel bad, but sometimes it's either yelling or killing, and I think the first is the better option.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Sorry Brooke, hopefully you can figure things out.
Good luck.

Kristin said...

I'm a yeller too. Much better than killing....

Darci said...

I am so glad to hear that you are human! I was beginning to wonder about you :) I tend to yell a little bit as well. I always feel terrible after I do it but the terrible 2's are killing me! I'm sending Jonas to his grandparents when he's 18 months and picking him up when he's 3! If only... Keep smiling, Brooke, it's temporary. That's what I tell myself a million times a day!

angie said...

Sounds like a play date next week would be fun. How about Tuesday? Wednesday or Thursday in the AM?

Leslie said...

I'd have to agree, let's avoid the killing :) That's funny though, that he knew what was coming...