Monday, February 21, 2011

Handling the Roots of Disrespect

Mom friends, how do/did you handle the roots of disrespect? 

Yes, we're in the throws of "toddlerhood" where "no" is her favorite response to being told to do something and "shhhh" is her favorite way to try and prevent us from telling her something in the first place. Time outs aren't very effective and we try to reserve spankings for dangerous situations only (running into the street for example) so I'm just wondering how others have handled the beginnings of disrespect... 

I know she's too young to understand the concept of "honor your mother and father" although I've tried to explain to her what "respect" and "obey" and "disrespect" and "disobedient" mean, and I don't like having to constantly be battling her. Yes, I do "pick my battles" and let the little stuff go, but when she's deliberately disobedient or disrespectful, what is the best way to deal with it? What can I do with her at 2.5 to help set a good presidence for the future? When I tell her to do something and she tells me to "shhh"? When she outright refuses to do what she's told?

For the moment I'm just praying for patience and guidance... And realizing that my mom was right when she said "paybacks are he**" :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hoo R U Tuesday...

It's time for another round of "Hoo Are You" Tuesday! Click the button to play along...

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1. What did you get/give for Valentine's Day?
Well, I'm kind of of the opinion that V-day is a greeting card holiday, so that's what I got and gave...well, that and moving my 6 month old to her own room so hubby and I have ours back to ourselves...
 
2. Do you have a vacation planned in the next couple of months or in the summer?
Yes, sort of... We're going to go to Ohio to visit extended family, for a memorial for my great-aunt,  and to help get my grandmother ready to move down here!

3. What is one thing you do to pamper yourself?
Um, what's pampering? Honestly, I don't. Probably should, but I don't...

4. What sparks your interest to other people's blogs?
Creativity, new ideas, and a good writing style. That or the fact that I personally know the blogger :)

5. What kind of a mood are you in today?
Grumpy I'm afraid...kids kept me up a lot last night and I've got a migraine so I'm not exactly feeling ship-shape :(

Monday, February 07, 2011

Hoo R U Tuesday...

Ok, so I'm a bit late posting last week's Hoo Are You...but I'm still gonna post it! :)

It's time for another round of "Hoo Are You" Tuesday! Click the button to play along...

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1. Are you married/in a relationship/single? For how long?
Married...for 15 1/2 years to my wonderful, loving hubby Michael

2. What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it?

I'm a wife and mother primarily, and a homemaker secondarily :)

3. In what state do you live? Where were you born and raised?

I live in Texas and was born in Texas. I spent most of my childhood in Ohio but got back to Texas as quick as I could!

4. Do you have children? If so, how many? If not, do you want them?

Yes, two, ages 2 1/4 and almost 6 months, both girls :)
 
5. Who is your favorite blogger to follow and why?

I don't think I can pick a favorite...I have so many I love to follow! (yes, it's a cop-out, I know!)