Lance Bass is gay...give me a second to played *shocked*...seriously...because I've only been saying that for 4 years now. And I not even that good at telling who is and who isn't ! Duh...dude...
At least he's out with it and he and whatever dumb cluck chicks that swooned over him can move on.
My oldest daughter seems to have caught the "bitch bug" that I had. This girl...ugh...she can piss me off like nobody else.
I sit there and watch her and listen to her go off about shit. And, I wonder. How did we get here ? Like when did it start to be ok that whenever she feels the need to ream someones ass..it's totally ok.
I'm speaking of what she thinks, not how things really are here.
Episodes like that , they really really make me re-think my whole " I swear I will not beat my kids with a lawn chair " thing.
Because some days...I want to beat them . I know its' wrong and it doesn't change anything. But, I couldn't possibly know that's all true unless I tried.
Hubs and I try to stay calm and keep our lines of communication open.
When we get " I don't like you and I don't want to live here anymore !"
We say " I know you're upset right now, but we are the parents and the decision to LET your little ass live here." *Smile gently*
She says "Well I don't want to be the oldest anymore I hate it !"
" Oh ...really..honey ? I am SO sorry you feel that way. Let Mommy jump in the goddamn time machine that I keep in the garage and go back in time and have your sister first ...you wait here !"
"I don't want this for dinner I don't like pork chops !"
" There are children that are starving to death in 3rd world countries, and even though the fact that I made some shit that you don't like doesn't change the fact that they are starving...you're gonna eat it !"
I'll go ahead and admit right now that I've tried that whole "reading some books" on parenting and all that jazz. And, I've figured out that the people who write these books are on crack, and their kids have got to be too. OR ....these people haven't been outside in the real world EVER, and their kids haven't either.
Because I know that it can't be that I have the only kid that thinks when you tell her that you're going to the museum to see an "Exhibit", and she thinks that "Xhibit" is going to pop out of the back door and pimp our ride.
So, that's my conclusion to the question about the authors of "Parenting Skills " books.... Generations of shut-in crack babies.