February 22, 2008

Kids for sale??

B was sitting at the kitchen table, barking orders at me. "Mom I want eggs, Mom get me some milk. Mom wipe the table. Mom...who knows what else." All of which I was ignoring because I was doing one of the many things she was asking and I only have two hands. Anyway after a few "mommmmmmmmmmmmmmm, mommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm." I snapped and said "What?! I heard you. I can only do one thing at a time B."

She folded her arms, as her head dropped to rest upon her arms she said in her softest sweetest voice..."I know you just want to sell me don't you."

Then the other day, again an entourage of comments and questions and commands, and then I said probably not in the nicest mom way "Just stop, just stop for a minute B."

She dropped her head and said "Mom that is not a nice way to talk to people. You should use a nicer voice."

So I have been reprimanded. And I do need to be mindful of what I say, is all I can say.


Yvonne said...

I know I need to breathe and think before I speak ; )

An Ordinary Mom said...

In our house, I think I am the one who needs a time out at times :) !!

Ashley said...

I feel so bad when I use my "outside voice" with my kids. Sometimes though they just drive me to it. The other day when I getting loud, my daughter started singing to me "I'm trying to be like Jesus." I felt bad, she put me in my place.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

awh that comment about "i'm trying to be like Jesus" just gets to me!!! wow!

parenting is hard corrine. don't knock yourself. we are constantly "works in progress" and we can all improve in our patience for example. you are awesome and a kick of a funny sense of humor with your kids (i.e., funny oddball boat shirt moment). you are a great mom example to me.

so puff out your chest and be a proud mama bear! you rock, kathleen

Holly said...

J sits in the back seat and always reminds me to "be nice to people and their families."

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