I think all of us have had situations where the kids have drove us completely bonkers – whether they are not listening, having tantrums in the supermarket or fighting with their siblings.
There’s always something that our children do to tick us off. No matter how much we love them it’s hard living with people who have different personalities whether they are children or adults.
Yesterday was one of those days where I was put to the test as a parent. Just a few days ago I said to myself I’m going to try not to become stressed out and worked up, and just take things one step at a time.
I managed this for about 2 days. It felt great not to lose my shit all of the time and think that i’ve got this to do and that to do by this time. It was overwhelming and damn right putting me in a foul mood.
Yesterday though I did lose my shit as soon as I picked the children up from school. They were bickering. Faith even turned around to me and uttered
“Why did you have to have a boy? I hate my brother!”
I laughed and replied back,
“Well you don’t have to like him, but he’s your brother so you have to love him.”
She growled at me and complained all the way home about how irritating he is. Sibling love for you right there! I was the same with my older Sister.
The chaos carried on when we arrived home. All 4 children we’re not happy at the same time and I honestly felt like ripping my hair out. I do feel sorry for the neighbours, especially when they are all going off on one at the same time.
I decided after an hour of them not listening and driving this Mummy absolutely batty, that I would start tea earlier and get them to bed as soon as I could. I needed a break.
I told Wyatt to get ready for his shower and as I was turning it on for him, the bath mat slipped beneath my feet and I went flying face first straight into the bathtub and landed on my nose.
I thought I broke it at first but luckily enough I think I’ve just bruised it. My main concern was Kiiara as she was in my arms when I fell. I panicked, screaming for Liam as I thought Kiiara smacked her head but luckily it turned out that I had broken her fall and she just got slightly wet from the shower.
I felt like a terrible Mum even though it was an accident. It could have been much worse but it didn’t seem to phase her. As soon as I changed her out of her wet clothes she was giggling away at me.
Wyatt didn’t flinch after my fall even though he saw the whole thing – he just got undressed and climbed in the shower like nothing even happened. I must admit his lack of emotion worries me.
Hopefully after getting an appointment at the doctors, we can get the ball rolling with a diagnosis for him. I know this will take a while but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
With his difficulties it makes me worry about who he’s going to become when he’s older and whether he’s going to cope with living in the big wide world independently.
As a parent with a child with learning difficulties it’s really hard sometimes. I have to think and take a step back and realise that it’s probably not the best option to discipline him the same as I do with the other’s. He has less of an understanding about what he’s done wrong. He tends to zone out and not retain eye contact but he is also the most mischievous out of them all.
I’m hoping with a diagnosis we will learn a better way of dealing with his behaviour, when to just let it go if it’s a minor issue, and work with him to understand what’s going on in the little head of his.
Today seems to be much calmer besides the demanding toddler who is going to be 2 years old tomorrow. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see her little face in the morning when she sees all of her presents, plus this Mummy wants cake!
We also have an event on the weekend that we are attending with loads of rides, wooohooo! I’m definitely going on some of them because every time i’ve gone, i’ve been pregnant, but not this year.
We will share our antics of our weekend and Aurora’s birthday party with you so keep an eye out for those!
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