Thursday, November 10, 2011

Second chance....


Today I am so grateful that kids are forgiving. It was a ROUGH morning that consisted of much bickering between siblings and excessive amounts of whining. Those two things are nails on a chalkboard for me and almost always elicit an angry Mom. It wasn't pretty. (I should note that my kids are out of school today and tomorrow)

Fortunately we have moved on and are having a much better rest of our day. I am still upset with myself, I chose to RE-act instead of controlling my temper. I have apologized and just hope when my kids look back on their childhood they won't remember an angry Mom who loses her temper, but a loving Mom who keeps her head and has fun with them. Sigh....

I promise to try harder and do better. What do you do when your kids push you to the limit?

3 comments:

The Ririe's said...

I usually blow up and then have end up feeling the same way and apologizing later. Our ward had a lesson at the beginning of the year that talked about us making changes in our live one bite at a time. So for me it wasn't about just being a more patient mom, but I had to break it down into smaller things that could be worked on a little at a time. I have definitely made improvements but still have a ways to go. I too want my children to remember a fun, caring mother and not one who loses her temper when things get a little crazy.

Rachael said...

There have been two times in the last 12 years that stand out in my mind of BAD mom moments...I sure hope they don't remember them! No...three...I just remembered a third!

:(

Cheryl said...

ONLY THREE? Wow I need to do some serious repenting Rachael!