Thursday, October 21, 2010

After almost eight years and I still don't know what I'm doing!

Every afternoon after school the homework battle begins.  I've been working at the school Book Fair this week so the fight to get homework done was occuring later than than normal last night. 

When my husband walked through the door from work, I was still struggling to get Peter to finish his.  (He spends more time complaining about having to do the homework than the actual homework takes.)

A couple of strong words from my husband and about 8 minutes later it was done. 


When I tell my kids to do something, it takes 10 times before they do it.

My husband tells them once and they are scurrying off to complete the task.

Peter woke up yesterday morning and was mad at me.  I asked him why he was mad and he told me that he woke up scared in the middle of the night and came to my room to tell me.  However, he couldn't get me to wake up.  So he went back to bed mad and woke up that way.

I asked him why he didn't try to wake up his father and he said, "Because Dad would just tell me to go back to bed!"

So then why is he mad at me?

I'm doing something wrong, just not sure what it is!


Colleen said...

It's because Dad's have big voices. Truly it's a reason why every home should have a mom and a dad. Dad's to make them do things, and moms to cuddle them in the night :)

Annikke said...

I am laughing because I can TOTALLY relate to this post. *sigh*

Tracy said...

I think it's all part of being a mom...our voices aren't as loud or as deep. Well, mine is definitely as loud...
but they know deep down we are the ones who are softies!