|View Poll Results: Which deadly sin most affects your parenting?|
|Avarice (greed for money)||1||0.54%|
|Gluttony (greed for food and/or drink)||8||4.32%|
|Voters: 185. You may not vote on this poll|
For me, it's most definitely sloth. I see other mothers doing wonderful arts and crafts with their children, or taking them out and about, and I feel guilty because I just can't (or won't) work up the energy.
And then there's the housework . . .
Ok, gotta say, you come up with the best polls, Murihiku.
I think a lot of sloth is actually just exhaustion, maybe especially in the moms of small babies?
The character trait or deadly sin or whatever that I most wish as a parent that I could strike from that list is wrath. Like Alcott's Marmee, I have a temper and struggle with it, though I think I'm a lot happier now as a person and as a parent than I used to be.
I grew up with a parent who could be sarcastic and even verbally abusive when angry, and struggle to eradicate the imprint of that example from my life as a parent so that it will not travel into another generation.
Why is it that of all the people in the world, we are most likely to lose our patience with our own children?
For me it's sloth, followed closely by gluttony. Being a SAHM has made me far too likely to veg with my laptop on my lap while my toddler plays nicely with his toys. I really should play with him more and get outside with him more.
And I eat way to many treats. Chocolate is my biggest weakness.
I'm working on it.
mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones
I also think pride must fit, because I don't think the others fit me....so I probably view myself a bit more highly than reality would warrant, too
Wife to 1 since 2000
Mom to 6 ('01), ('02), ('07), ('09), ('09), ('10)
I put down Pride because that's what makes me so impatient with my kids and snap at them sometimes. It is said by some, traditionally, that Pride is the number one sin, and I do think false pride (there is a good kind of pride, I don't mean that kind) is the root cause of a lot of wrong/hurtful behavior. It's prideful for me to think that I'm in any position to be critical or judge other people-- especially my little children-- especially when they're acting totally normal for their age. Of course, that stems from exhaustion too, but if there wasn't pride there first, then even with exhaustion I wouldn't be so impatient and snapping.
♥ blogger astrologer mom to three cool kiddos, and trying to figure out this divorce thing-- Blossom and Glow ♥
I have to agree (to a certain degree) with lemurmommies... it's easy to just veg on the computer w/the babe around (though recently she's been REALLY possessive... any time I get on, she clambers around! Good motivation for me to stop, eh?)
where is the "All of the Above" choice?!
i had a very hard time choosing just one. which makes me feel like the Worst Mama Ever.:
we've been so broke lately that i picked envy, b/c i can't take the kids places to do stuff like i wish i could, and that makes me feel angry (wrath) and powerless, so i get bummed and lazy (sloth) .
I have intermittent problems with losing my temper, but sometimes, that's also related to sloth. When I'm being lazy and having a cup of coffee and reading the paper, it makes me edgy.
I'm kind of a slug these days. I have aspirations to non-slugness one day, but I think it will come after this baby, as pregnancy seems to knock me out more every time...
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
Avarice (greed for money)
Gluttony (greed for food and/or drink)
Avarice--- we're living check by check and we barely can go anywhere which makes it difficult to find something entertaining to do during cold weather.
Gluttony-- being pregnant with twins.. I feel greedy with food/drink because I'm always hungry..if there isn't enough food (due to $$) my stomach hurts, I would cry and get really angry.
Wrath-- when daughter's behaviors repeats more than once after asking her to stop, the frustration will turn into wrath then I'd start yelling.
Pride-- the more trouble (red) my daughter get in school, my pride hurts because it makes me feel like a failure.. a bad mother and I end up taking it out on her by yelling at her.
Sloth-- being pregnant and no job makes me feel very lazy and becomes bored then I become irritable and snaps at my daughter if she becomes demanding of my attention when I'm cooking dinner or try to put dishes away.
Lechery-- don't know what this mean but I won't be surprised that I'm also guilty of this part.
Envy-- of some of my friends who has $$ and gets to go somewhere with their kids.
mama to H. 4/05 and A. 9/08 and baby C. 10/11
I would second w/sloth but that may go back to pride in the end too.Because I get lazy when I can't do it or feel I am failing- pride again because I have to be perfect and look good on the outside because I compare my insides to your outsides.
I've always struggled with my temper, but never before in my life have I had to struggle with things that make me crazy numerous times a day. BC (before child) I might have had to struggle to keep my cool once or twice a month. Now I feel like I'm constantly trying not to lose it. Sometimes I fail and yell, then I feel awful.
But I'm pretty slothful too - I'd love to be more energetic, keep the house really clean, play with DD more, take her out to activities and stuff more, but I still feel like I'm just keeping my head above water. Doesn't help that she still wakes a gazillion times a night... :yawning:
I'm pretty safe from lechery (absolutely no libido!) and pride (usually feeling bad/guilty about something or other).