How many of you have ever stopped yourself from punishing your child from something because you know damn well you will really be the one who suffers?
Your child has been naughty for days and you’ve reached a point where it’s time to hit them where it hurts. Otherwise, you feel like the nonsense could go on another couple days. If you take away that one favorite thing for just one day you could turn their world upside down and suddenly they will start to understand the English language again. In our case the cell phone for Thing 1 and the TV for Thing 2 can be life altering. Then, there’s Thing 3 who’s madly in love with her mini laptop but, I’m not sure if taking that away is more life altering for me or her. I think it’s safe to say my entire block suffers. We think long and hard before we spit out those words. There’s a lot of peoples ears to take into consideration here.
Now don’t forget…I’m one of those mean parents that sticks to what I say. Once I say something it’s very rare I will take it back in the punishment department.
I am still working with Thing 1 on her driving skills. We seem to be at point where she just needs a little more confidence. Once we find some Xanax for Dad she’ll be ready to take on the road solo real quick here. I seem to repeating the same thing over and over the last couple times I have let her drive.
” You need to be confident with your decision. If your going to go..GO. If not then, DON’T! Either way make a decision.”
Once you’ve made the decision to pull out in front of cars going 45 mph it’s not really the time to change your mind when your already half way out and slow the car to turtle pace. GET ON IT BEFORE WE GET KILLED GIRL!
A while back I started to make the changes to transition the kids to the GFCFSF Diet. (Gluten Free, Casein Free, Soy Free) Doing this requires a lot of research, time, effort, and planning. It doesn’t happen over night. I’m also doing everything I can to keep preservatives out of their mouth so, it takes a while to learn ingredients, labels, and CODE NAMES. (Don’t even get me started!) I read somewhere that your child might experience withdrawal symptoms which will mostly show in their behavior. I figured we were safe because the nasty chemicals in the food are a big part of the problem with my children’s behavior. I also read that you should be careful not to drag it out and prolong the withdrawal process.
A little over a week ago my husband and I decided it was possible we were seeing some withdrawal symptoms. It was time to practice what I preach. No more of this turtle pace nonsense. It was time to make a decision. We’re either going to do this or we’re not. We are officially ALL IN!
I wish there was a way I could say this nicely but, I’m not sure there is.
My kids are straight up OUT OF CONTROL right now.
Especially Thing 2. I haven’t put a piece of garbage food in this kids mouth for over a week and honestly, I don’t even know who this kid is right now. The bad food was eating my son alive but, the good expensive food seems to have spit back out a boy that now has balls the size of China! I remember thinking it couldn’t possibly get that bad a couple weeks ago. I stood corrected last night as my sweet boy who is usually filled with Yes Ma’am and No Ma’am stepped up to my naturally intimidating husband. Right now we are tolerating his madness but, I feel like he has a very limited amount of time left before someone in this house throws in the towel on compassion and knocks his teeth out!
I wonder if the dental bill would be a tax write off? Technically, it would be an added expense due to the special diet. If the FDA would get off their lazy asses and do something about the chemicals they are ALLOWING in our food maybe I wouldn’t be sitting here fantasizing about the day I get my son back. What did they think ignoring a little butane and methanol here and there was going to do to our kids?! They know exactly what’s sold in our stores. You can guarantee their kids are NOT eating it. You can also be sure their kids are NOT taking adhd meds and refusing to use a certain toilet paper for their chronic diarrhea! They know all the “code names” that you have to memorize in order to keep THEIR kids safe.
On the bright side…..Thing 3 has been spewing ugliness for the last week and this morning she seems to be back to being my sweet angel. Thing 2 is not awake yet but, I’m hoping today is the day I recognize my son again. You know…the son that every Mother should have. Otherwise, it might be time to take away the golden TV which would be self inflicted pain because that would mean tonight he would have nothing to do except bother ME!
If this gets to the point where I am still suffering from the residual effects of Thing 2 at 10:00 tonight I’m going to be forced to start making a lot of noise with people who don’t want to hear what I have to say. I’ve been filling my body with butane filled microwave popcorn since the 80′s and I dare someone to try and shut me up! I couldn’t be quiet if I wanted to!
There’s no turning back now. I’ve already made the decision to go all in. It seems like I’m punishing them but, one day they will realize that I would never inflict this kind of pain on myself unless it was for their own good!