Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Truthful Tuesdays

Oh, she's good. She's really, really good.

'Cause that Elizabeth over at Confessions From a Working Mom, she can make you cry.

Confessions from a Working Mom

This week's Truthful Tuesdays question is:
What do you
really want for Christmas
that money can't buy?

Today has not been my best day. Maybe this week is destined to not be my best week. Between yesterday's bus stop nonsense, and then this morning....

Oh, this morning. See, I have this 8 year old who's pretty sure he's 16, and that the world is supposed to revolve around him. I'm supposed to do everything for him, and he's allowed to speak to me however he chooses. And not just me. He talks to everyone like that.

I'm seriously, honest to God, considering military school.

This morning has left me in tears. I'm on the verge of a breakdown with this child. The defiance, the lip, the attitude. I'm not sure I'll survive. Or that if I do, he will.

So for me, this year, what I want, is peace in my household. Whatever it is that drives my son to push and push and push, I want THAT to just back off. I want to have a good, solid relationship with my child, one built on trust and respect.

Dear Santa,
Can you please slip that under my tree?

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  1. Oh, girl, our kids must be taking tips from one another! LOL! My 8 year old son as well as my 11 year old daughter. At least my daughter doesn't do to anyone else BUT me... as if that's a good thing either. Anyhoo, I hope you get what you're wishing for!

  2. I know this struggle all too well! Parenting it hard stuff! (((Hugs)))

  3. Awww, I am so sorry your son is giving you such a hard time. I think I used to be "that kid" to my mom. I will pray that you get your wish for Christmas, you deserve it; you're too sweet not to!

    And thanks for the kind words :) You made my day.


  4. Oh Megan, my daughter already does all this to me! I fear for what's to come. She is so wilfull and she is only going to be 3 in Feb!

    By the way, I never heard about your meatloaf. Was it a disaster? I thought that no news in this case, may not have been good news.

    I forgot to mention, that I usually double the recipe to make it bigger. So hopefully if you tried it, it wasn't over done due to cooking time. ;)

  5. I'm so sorry your son is giving you a hard time Megan. I pray that your wish is granted this Christmas.

  6. Thanks for all the well wishes on this, guys.
    And Shannon- It was awesome. Going over to leave a little bonus comment on that one RIGHT NOW!!

  7. I feel your pain. My daughter is 5 going on 16 most days. I have moments of just wanting to pull my hair and often wish that she'd come with an instruction manual. Hopeful & praying that things get better for you & your son.

  8. I hope your wish comes true! Hopefully your son is going through a phase and things will turn around very soon!

  9. Sorry you had a bad morning! My son is four going on 16, and oh the back talk. He is such a sweet boy 90% of the time but when he is mean he is very mean. I hope you have a peaceful Christmas!