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post #861 of 1059

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP SCREAMING. Daddy is going to be late for work and if we could just put you down for a second so I could get on the pump you would HAVE more fresh milk! 

 

Sigh. This ended up with husband being late and me in tears. But now he's sleeping... thank god it's Friday. 

post #862 of 1059
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Originally Posted by NellieKatz View Post

 

 

I am reading a book right now that's rather obnoxiously titled "The Manipulative Child." I think it's the wrong title because it almost makes it sound like a permanent personality trait or the kid's evil or something. But I must have gotten it out of the library for a reason! It's helpful in that it helps us see when we are being manipulated (which all human beings try to do...we all try to make things go our way), and best of all, what WE do as parents that encourages it. Such as our temperament, our fears, our guilt, or lack of parenting confidence. The child learns how to push our buttons and use it to get out of tasks they don't like and so forth. I recognized all of this in my son (8) last night when I told him to pick his coat and backpack up off the couch (where he had dumped them & quickly picked up a toy to play).

 

Thanks for the recommendation (I know I'm not the person you quoted, but I'm REALLY glad I opened this thread today!!)


Edited by Super~Single~Mama - 1/6/12 at 9:54am
post #863 of 1059

Thank You God I only loudly have to say 'NO' ...mine are a little over 7mths old but the smaller twin knows what NO means because he stops & gives me that look. The other twin doesn't know the word NO & if I yell at him it is instant serious crying & I feel bad. They are not bad at all really so no need to scream at this time but I am sure I will in the future, squeky goes everywhere and likes to try to eat everything especially cords, so I yell NO countless times in one day. I wish all of you the best & this is a great place to scream because when I need to I am going right here. Thanks Ladies, to share what I have to look forward too.  

post #864 of 1059

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!  WHY WOULD YOU DISMANTLE A DEAD OPOSSUM WITH MY TWEEZERS FOR IT'S TEETH?!  DON'T TOUCH ME!  NO SERIOUSLY DON'T TOUCH ME!!!!!!!!

post #865 of 1059

 

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Originally Posted by Imakcerka View Post

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!  WHY WOULD YOU DISMANTLE A DEAD OPOSSUM WITH MY TWEEZERS FOR IT'S TEETH?!  DON'T TOUCH ME!  NO SERIOUSLY DON'T TOUCH ME!!!!!!!!


Please tell me that this is not actually true and you wanted to help us all by giving us a good laugh today...

 

post #866 of 1059

I'm curious, did the tweezers work? Or did they switch to pliers? 

 

post #867 of 1059

To DD1 - OMFGGGGGGG!! CAN THERE EVER BE A TIME THAT I ASK  YOU TO DO SOMETHING WITHOUT YOU ARGUING WITH ME?? OH AND BY THE WAY, STOP YELLING AT YOUR BROTHER ALL THE TIME! HE'S SEVEN AND YOU'RE TWELVE...YOU'RE HURTING HIS FEELINGS! STOP TELLING YOUR SIBLINGS WHAT TO DO ALL THE TIME. YOU'RE NOT THEIR MOTHER!  STOP SENDING THEM TO ASK ME STUFF. STOP MAKING THEM RETRIEVE YOUR STUFF FROM THE BASEMENT. BE NICE!

 

To DD2 - SHUT THE EFFIN DOOR!!! ITS MINUS HOLY CRAP OUTSIDE AND IT'S COLD IN HERE! SHUT THE EFFIN DOOR!!

 

To DS - SERIOUSLY TURN OFF THE EFFIN VIDEO GAMES! WHEN I SAID TEN MINUTES OF VIDEO GAMES, THAT DIDN'T MEAN TEN ON THEN TEN OFF THEN TEN ON AGAIN. TURN OFF THE FREAKIN TV! WHAT? NOOOOO, I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH YOUR WIPEOUT REPLAY. NO, I DON'T EFFIN CARE ABOUT YOUR PROGRESS IN THE GAME. SHUT IT THE EFF OFF!

 

To all three - PICK UP YOUR SHIT. JUST PICK IT UP. PLEASE. PICK IT UP. PICK UP YOUR SHIT. DON'T LEAVE YOUR SHIT ON THE FLOOR. PLEASE PICK IT UP. PLEASE. PLEASE JUST PICK UP YOUR SHIT. DON'T LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR ANY MORE. PLEASE.

 

AND DON'T LEAVE DIRTY DISHES IN MY BEDROOM!!!!!!!

 

 

phew...feels better :) It's still Christmas break here. They're all  home, and I do home daycare. Six kids is a lot to handle day in and day out. Kudos to those mamas who do it every day.

 

 

post #868 of 1059

Journey and Kitchen it's true.  I was painting the trim on the front window and heard DH and the girls talking about teeth I went out back to see DD1 and DD2 in their play house with DH standing over watching and sure enough they had the skull of the opossum on a table.  DD2 was giving DD1 instructions on pulling out the teeth.  I was like you have got to be kidding me!  Then of course DH turned around when he realized I saw my really expensive last set of tweezers as all others have been lost somewhere in the backyard, he kinda smiled like OOPS.  What can I say... I let them watch that show Oddities and both girls are interested in the anatomy of all animals.  With DH's help they will be digging up a dead squirrel they buried two months ago in the hopes it's decayed enough to clean and put back together.  HOLY DISGUSTING!  I'm not saying anything.  Even though it grosses me out... They are interested.  

post #869 of 1059

Oh the tweezers worked.  And they are keeping all the teeth in an old jewelry box.

post #870 of 1059
My arm is not a punching bag!!! It stings!!!
post #871 of 1059

PLEASE go the crap back to sleep! I know your little body is full of energy and still all out of whack from jet-lag, and it feels to YOU like its almost 9AM, but COME ON.

post #872 of 1059

I love you, dear boy, but these fits have GOT to STOP!!!
YOu will be 4 soon and you have been talking for quite some time now so use your words and try really hard NOT to be reduced to tears and make that horribly obnoxious growling/whining/crying sound you make!!!

It's taking all my strength and self control to be gentle with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please, help me out a little!!!!!

You're sister does EVERYTHING you do!!! EVERYTHING! Please, I know you're just 4, but please............give me a stinking break!!!!!

I'm tired of arguing and negotiating and bargaining and threatening and yelling.

You're starting to make me think there's something wrong with one of us!

Just cooperate, please and thank you.

post #873 of 1059

SHUT UP SHUT UP. I'm so tired of the whining. If you make your brother scream ONE MORE TIME SO HELP ME...AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH Just don't touch him. Don't go NEAR HIM. 

post #874 of 1059

oh god please shut up shut up shut up shut up

I'm tired of having panic attacks every time we're in the car

i hate that it takes over an hour to get somewhere that's 20min away

stop crying stop crying stop crying

look in the damned mirror, I'M RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!

just stop.making.noise.

post #875 of 1059

Oh. My god GO TO SLEEP and stay that way!!!!! I'm right here. You know this bed and this room. Pleeeeeeeeeas!

post #876 of 1059

Please go to sleep. Please go to sleep. Please go to sleep.  It's been 4 hours.  I'm losing my ability to be a nice person!!!!!

post #877 of 1059

STOP SINGING! PLEASE!!

 

Yes, you have a lovely voice. Yes, I enjoy you singing. But really, you have not stopped singing in the last 60 minutes. I'd like quiet!

post #878 of 1059

I am so happy that you are an imaginative little girl.  I know that I fostered this in you and that it is developmentally appropriate at age four... but NO!  I DO NOT WANT TO PRETEND ANYMORE!  I DO NOT WANT TO BE THE DOCTOR, THE LIBRARIAN, THE NURSE, THE DOG, THE TEACHER, THE POLICE MAN, AND I ESPECIALLY DO NOT WANT TO BE YOUR BABY!!!!!  MY BRAIN CANNOT PRETEND ANYMORE!  I MIGHT EXPLODE IF I HAVE TO DREAM UP ANOTHER SCENARIO, really.

post #879 of 1059

4 year old:  Mama, I don't want to smell your pee pee.

 

Mama:  WELL THEN GET THE #%$^&*#**#$  OUT OF THE BATHROOM WHEN I PEE!  I'D LIKE GO PEE BY MYSELF ANYWAY....SO SEE YA!!!  GET OUT, REALLY, GET OUT NNNNOOOOOWWW!  BYE BYE.  Don't let the door knob hitchya where the Good Lord splitchya!  Who invited you to be here while I pee anyway?

post #880 of 1059

Bwahahaha!  Oh, wow, Shami, that was beautiful!  I sooooo identify with the bathroom scenario. 

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