Sunday, February 11, 2007

So what do you do when you ask one child to do something, and she ignores you, then you ask again, and she continues to not do what you asked. You asked another child to do something and the first time does exactly what you asked right away. (which was GREAT!!, but then You call everyone to dinner, and 5 of the kids run outside and the others continue to watch tv. I was so irritated. It may not seem like to big of a deal, but this is an on going problem that I encounter every day. Most days I deal with it fine, but last night I just
wanted them bathed and put to bed. But we were due at a meeting. So Jared said he would stay home, and deal with it and I could go. So I went. The kids went to bed early. I felt bad until in one of the talks it was said that us as Parents need to teach our children Obedience. I guess it made me feel better, that I am trying to teach the kids to listen and be obedient to me. (and just so you know, the early bedtime didn't really help the listening any better today. So right now bedtime is 6:35. Lets hope they get some dishes done and dinner put away. )

The joys of motherhood. ..

and then onto my other beef,

is it too much to assume that taking care of children, dinner, or other tasks is more than a one person job in a house of 9? Is it too much to want that everyone helps without being asked, even some of the time. That getting up in the morning to help with the am rituals isn't something I should have to ask for everyday. is it wrong to expect children to find their own shoes, brush their teeth and hair without being reminded ten times before we go to church, and to get dressed for school all on their own.
I love my family. But today, I don't feel like having to ask anymore. It makes me such a happier person if everyone just did what they were supposed to, some of the time. ..
I know, I'm dreaming

4 comments:

Buzz said...

I SOOOOOO hear you!! This is a daily struggle at my house too. Just once I tell them just once!

Melissa Basua

The Davis Family said...

I can't wait for my turn at this...

Tiffany, Annabella & the cats said...

I don't think that any of this is too much to ask for. I am not at the point that my child doesn't listen, well she doesn't listen but she is only 13 months. I think that the emotions that you feel are okay feelings to have and you have to teach your children lines and boundries.. You are a great mom and you will figure out what to do that works for your family just be prayerful and also have Jared support 110% of what decisions are made about the issues Love ya....

Wilson Family said...

I can soooo relate!! Some kids I can tell them something and they do it. The others... not so much. It just takes one stubborn kid to make my day difficult. Hang in there, it's great to hear how your family is doing!
Nikki