I won the bad Mommy award last night...
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|Wed, 10-29-2003 - 2:54pm|
I got mad that Zak would not clean his room last night after he has been confined to his room and I have asked him several times. I lost my temper when I could not open the door so I cleared out his room last night. I took all the toys and clothes on the floor, his comforter which was on the floor and one of his lamps. I told him to stop throwing things and, when he didn't, I came in and took the lamp. Needless to say, there was a lot of yelling and crying.
Once he calmed down and I had calmed down, we made a game plan for cleaning his room by making a chart with daily tasks. I told him he could take his comforter back in his room. He really wanted the lamp and I didn't want to cave-he is suppose to earn stuff back in my master plan.
Then I saw it. The biggest, nastiest bug ever. DH was asleep and I swear the bug was staring at me. I told Zak he could have his lamp if he would kill the bug for me. He did and got his lamp. Yes, I have made my 6 year old child a bug killer. Ducking my head in shame.
Isn't it amazing how your children can push your buttons? And the lengths I will go to stay away from nasty bugs...