well, I guess it goes to me, although I think it might make me a better mama somewhere down the line.
We are not starting our summer out on a positive note. The chore list is being avoided by a certain almost 8 year old. There has been a ton of screaming and yelling. Fighting, hitting, pinching, kicking. The whining is at it's limit.
Did I mention that we are only 1 week into summer vacation?
9 more weeks of this behavior, and I will be the worst mama for other reasons.
Today, I made good on what has felt like an empty threat. Last weekend, she missed her beloved Karate, because she couldn't pick up the toys in the basement in time (fyi 4 hours later the basement was finally clear of toys on the ground, after hours filled with crying and screaming). Now, I have cancelled it till the fall.
Of course part of this cancellation goes to a lack of transportation to get her there. Chris' school schedule is already grinding my nerves, and I am so tired of not being able to keep Amandine in any type activity because of this looming issue.
The other part is the continued behavioral issues, that have got to stop.