Thursday, March 26, 2009

PhotoStory Friday: Kicking and Screaming

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek





This is Miss Peanut Butter at the start of a scream fest. I lose every last ounce of patience when these episodes start. There are days I think I act as bad as she does and there are days I really try to get to the bottom of things. Some days I scream as loud as she does and kick myself for doing so. Some days, I try and have her sit on my lap as I hug her and try to get her to talk and tell me what is wrong. Some days, I have to put her in another room upstairs because I cannot take it. Some days I sit and rock with her. I wish the good days out weighed the bad. I wish she could communicate better what she needs so I could communicate better with her. I wish there were some days when I didn't deserve a timeout myself. I really wish we didn't do this every day.

17 comments:

Chris said...

Aren't you glad that our parenting abilities are not judged by a single snapshot into any given day?

Lauren said...

My daughter has that face! And I often react just as you do! Parenting is so hard!

Emily said...

I can totally relate to that look...my kids have the same face! Those times are so frustrating and it's hard to keep your cool, especially when you feel like nothing you do helps. Augh. I've been there. Good for you for being honest about it! You're a great mommy!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

parenting is the hardest job you'll EVER do! I have times and days like this too.

Michelle said...

I think I throw more temper tantrums that my daughters do. :)

kaye said...

one of my daughters once had a screaming fit for 4 hours. We just went to bed and left her screaming on the floor. She eventually fell asleep where she lay! kids gotta love 'em

Denise said...

I know exactly how you feel. I went threw all of this with my oldest...stubborn stubborn stubborn and yes I feel that I am the one tht ends up acting like the child...BUT it gets to a point where I could lose my mind because it is everyday and for my daughter it seemed like anything/everything would set her off! I tried ignoring it (did'nt work) I tried talking to her (did'nt work-and that was hopeless and ended up pissing me off more) etc etc etc! hang in there it does get better and at peanut butters age I felt like it was the toughest stage for me. escpecially with communicating. Hang in there you are NOT alone :)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Ah yes! I know that feeeling well. I love how kids can go from 0 to TICKED OFF in 2.3 seconds!

I just love her!

Shellie said...

Are you sure I didn't write that? I hear your pain...

Mary said...

You are definitely not alone. I acted worse than T did while trying to get out of the house this morning. If only I had a tiny bit more patience right now. If I could have spanked my own ass this morning, I would have :)

Michelle Leigh said...

You poor thing. I hope you guys can get past this. I do that sometimes and have to step back and take stock. It's a hard job and nobody is perfect. Just hang in there!

scrappysue said...

it sounds like you are having some challenging days! just remember, when they are at their most UNLOVEABLE, that's when they need the most love.

she's a little person with less life experience; and i know it's hard to be the adult sometimes, well - every day!!!

hugs

Julie said...

I can totally relate. Its so frustrating. The other day when Emily was having one of her-Much needed nap, drama induced melt down- I thought to myself...When she was a baby and would scream I would pick her up and hold her till she stopped. Why do I get so worked up when she does it now? Do I expect more from her? I never looked at it until that moment.

So I completely feel for you. Its not easy. Sometimes I wanna just cry with her.

Good Luck!

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Zoe said...

omg i so sympathize. we go through this several times a day and i feel like i'm going to loose my mind. now that she is talking she is so sassy i want to scream...when she is not screaming.

April said...

I'm afraid of the temper tantrums I will throw once I have an actual CHILD in front of me throwing HIS. It should be interesting. LOL

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I see myself in this post as well. Every day is a new day. I try to remember that even when it starts looking like the day before.