Friday, March 11, 2011

Strong Willed Lad

Those that have quiet, shy, compliant children may not understand this post. For that I ask for your forgiveness. My children are not quiet, shy or compliant. It is what it is. This morning was a fine example. Tims is working on asking politely to be excused from the table when he is done eating. Well, one of the hundreds of things he is working on. He refused to do this at breakfast. I asked him to sit at the table until he asked to be excused. How dare I?? He cried, screamed, whined, stomped and looked like he was going to make a break for it. He didn't. That is progress.
20 minutes of Tim Time and I heard a small voice ask to be excused. Yes, you may, my favorite Tim.

10 comments:

Kandi said...

**like**
I used to feel like an ogre for doing this when Travis was little, but it works -and they do learn. Eventually. As I'm sure you know, Carlamom! :)

kristi noser said...

good job my foreverfriend! You are a good mommy.

Brenda said...

One good thing about having older children is that you know how quickly this stage passes. Of course, when you are in the midst of this stage, it drags and progress feels painfully slow. As the twig is bent. . . You are doing your part to help the tree grow strong and tall!

Bevy Lucy Ruthy said...

HAHA - kids! I watched Secretariat and those children asked to be excused - I even think I had to ask. I think my kids needed to ask too ... humm - that's a good thing to teach them. :)

Janet said...

Hi Carla!
You're doing great! Want a laugh? Try putting his homework on the table, or a load of laundry to fold. You'll get to laugh as he excuses himself and runs away. :) A little humor in these situations goes a long way in preserving your sanity. (I have a very strong-willed one myself.)


great word verification word:
"mangst"~ my angst

Carla said...

It is why I blog, Janet. He did look pretty cute in his refusal and his inner wrestling to do the right thing! :)

Carla said...

If I do not find the humor in this life, I will lose my mind.

Carla said...

Thank you for your thoughts and encouragement. This mom gig is hard.

Janet said...

Carla,
You certainly do find the humor in life and we are lucky for it! Thanks for blogging!


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Chris Arsenault said...

Carla - that's a wonderful, small (Tims-sized) reminder of God's love and patience with us when we refuse to be obedient. Thanks for sharing!