You know those moments when your kid’s teacher looks at you and you just know it’s not a “your son did great in math today!” faces? Yeah. Twice this week with both boys. I’ve had enough “special teacher moments” thank you very much. The oldest is handling it better than the 5 year old.
Why didn’t I remember that 5 is another one of those annoying developmental stages with the mouth. Oh the mouth! And so okay, I’m freely admitting both my husband and I are, um, blunt, if I’d ever popped off to my parents the way my five year old has done in the last two months they’d have kicked my ass. He’s like an alien. One minute he’s all snuggly and telling me he loves me more than pizza and the next he’s got something punching out of his chest, hissing and spitting and telling me I’m the meanest mom in the world. And in those moments, I understand why Ripley pushed it out the airlock. In space, no one can hear your backtalk mister!
Anyway, gameboys are on a week long time out and I’m firmly cemented in my “meanest mom ever” position by threatening Halloween if behavior does not firm up. Which would suck because I couldn’t eat all their candy while they’re at school. I love mini snickers bars. I’m so mean!
They even pushed me into “I’ll give you something to cry about!” mode yesterday. I’m turning into my mother. (Hi mom! XOXO)
But I finished my edits for Taking Chase and now I’ll do the last little edits/polishes to my partial of Enclave and get back to Threat of Darkness and then I need to finish Chased because it’s due in two months. Eeek!
BTW, Chased will come out in March and Making Chase in June – Yay!
October 20th, 2006 at 6:34 am · Link
I feel your pain. My little one when he’s
punished tells me he wants my mother to be his mother. Luckily these times are getting not so often any more. My daughter was so easy at this age but I’m paying for it now. She’s turning 14 on Sunday and boy am I feeling those teenage mood swings creeping up. At this age she firmly believes she knows more than me about everything.
October 20th, 2006 at 8:10 am · Link
I am “The Fun Killer” TM.
*AND*, I steal their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups after Halloween.
Someone’s gotta do it – all that chocolate and peanut butter isn’t good for growing kids.
October 20th, 2006 at 3:55 pm · Link
Ember, I’m totally keeping the peanut butter thing in mind for later, LOL!
Christine I know the teenaged girl thing is going to be painful, sigh.