Okay, I don't usually like to take up my blogging time to talk about child rearing but today was a day like I have never had in my entire life. No, really! My son, who will be three years old on January 7th, decided to take terrible twos into full swing today. I guess he figured, " I only have a few more weeks of this so I better sock it to my Mamma while I have the chance!" Now before I start this blog I must preface something. DO NOT COMMENT WITH ADVICE. Feel free to comment with condolences and amens but no advice, none! Do you understand? Okay! This is my blog and if I wanted advice I would go to a counselor and after today, I just might!
Josiah, who everyone says, "He is so cute. He is so smart. He is so funny" acted like a totally new person today. He spent the night with one set of grandparents on Friday night and another set last night so much to my mother's chagrin, this may have something to do with it. In fact, while loading the car this morning to go shopping with my Mom and the kids, Josiah decides to throw a rod like I have never seen before in my life. "Josiah, you will not go to MiMi's if this is how you are going to come home acting!" Well, as I spoke those words loudly (almost yelling) my mom got a yucky look on her face. I was not trying to hurt her feelings but I was mad! Then my Mom looks at me and says, "That's not very nice to say, Mandi. It's not my fault." Okay so I am sorry Mom but I have to come up with some reason my child is acting like one of those "other horrible acting kids"that you see in the grocery store! You know those kids that SCREAM and act like a little devil and you hear the moms counting, "Sally, I'm gonna count to three and if you don't quit crying, I will spank you! One. Two. Three. Sally, I'm counting. One. Two. Three." HA! Don't worry about it you CRAZY MOM in the grocery store, I will spank Sally for you!!! UGH! Yes, I am stupid enough to think, "My child better not ever do that or I will...". HA! Well, isn't it funny when your kid DOES act like that?!
So, my parenting has begun. Oh we have rules and we spank and we do timeout but today was a new beginning for discipline. YES, we spank! (Remember no advice!) James Dobson gave me permission so we spank with a spoon. Some don't agree with the spoon either but remember it's my blog and don't forget the rule I set at the beginning of this post. "What has happened to my child?", I thought as we ordered our food from Sonic. The nice lady that brought our food heard me say his name and she said, "What a nice name. Where did you get that?" Without hesitation I said, "It's from the Bible and he aint actin' like his name is from the Bible today!"
Well, I have been pretty darn blessed with incredible children. They sleep all through the night and did very early on. The both take three hour naps at the same time. My son says, "Yes mam, Yes sir, etc." He says thank you. He counts, he sings, he reads letters and numbers, he is amazing! However, today he began to show a new personality and today I began a whole new parenting world! I am frustrated. I am shocked. I am in full gear parenting mode and boy does this sister need some prayers. I have read the Baby Wise, Toddler Wise and now I need Pre-School Wise along with Tequila Wise! (That was a joke people!)
Oprah better show up at my door with a day at the spa real soon!
I have a friend that would have been laughing at me all day. She knows what this is like and she always made me laugh when I would get so frustrated. I thought of her many times today and our weekly shopping trips. Miles have seperated us, but memories are alive and in full swing today!