Thursday, August 18

I Have Met My Match

My four year old son is hell on wheels. He has taken to the habit of not listening to me, making weird noises, and pretty much doing anything he can to be a pain in the rear. I am hoping this is a phase and that it ends soon because I am so tired of it. We went to lunch today and he screamed that he wanted a kids meal like 65 times even after I told him he was not getting one. I had to get out of my seat and pop his bottom before he would stop. I hate to spank my kids and only do it as a last resort. I do not want to be the mom that is always spanking my kids and my girls hardly ever get a pop. So I am putting this question out there for other parents. Have you been through this and what did you do to survive?

9 Comments:

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

first of all, don't give in, ever. i would have gotten up, left the restaurant, gotten take out or wrapped it up or whatever, but i would have left. i never spanked my kids, i just can't do that, a little pop on the bottom might be enough to get his attention especially if he's throwing a fit. i'd make him understand that if he is going to behave like that, you're not going to take him out for lunch again.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Beanhead said...

problem was we were in the car in the drive thru. Lucky for me I was in the passenger seat and able to get to him. No he tried to explain it away to his dad when we got home which did not go over so well for him. Poor little guy hopefully it clicks soon that we are the ones in charge...:)

3:37 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

I'm going through it. I'll sit patiently and wait to see what advise you get.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous E said...

my younger son is 6 and he's still there...once I figure it out, I'll let you know!

10:01 PM  
Blogger puremood said...

I have two. Almost 8 and 3. I've no good advise other than stick to your guns! Meaning, don't say one thing and change it or mean another...

It's hard, but we will survive! :)

10:43 PM  
Blogger Guppyman said...

It will end. At 18, you can throw them out. Until then???? Ummmmm..... Let me know what you figure out. lol

No really... just stick to what you say. if you threaten, make sure you do exactly what you threaten to do. make sure he knows that you set the rules and if they are not followed, then there are consequences. Period.

Barring that, you only have to deal with it for 14 more years, so it won't be too bad.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Beanhead said...

So I see I am not alone witht the rotten little stinker of a boy...lol

Oh well this to shall pass..:)

4:15 PM  
Blogger Redneck Diva said...

Threaten to beat them till candy comes out. That's what I always do. Once, when my sister was totally at her wit's end with my niece she grabbed the child by the shoulders, got nose to nose with her and said, "If you don't STOP it right now I'm going to beat you till candy comes OUT OF YOUR BROTHER!!"

We've all been there. Oh how I wish parenting was an exact science. I do have to agree with the sticking to your guns thing. Those kids, they are crafty and they know when they have found someone who will give in. Like a grandparent. Ach.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Girl in Progress said...

I have a 15 y.o 12 y.o, 11 yo and 5. yo.

SO far I used pots to whack them on the heads, heavy sedative drugs (FOR ME) and I drown them out with very loud speakers on my CD player..





OK, I'm just kidding.. LOL But sometimes I think all that would be good.

Prayer, patience and lots of redirection/distraction and good old fashion CONSEQUENCES.

If my kids want to do anything other then eat and breathe they'll keep it together most days..

although I have my hands filled with my oldest girl.. I'm just starting to think she's a little weird.. Even more so then most of the women in my family.

Sorry to hear you had a day like that..they are too many of them, I know.

TY for visiting my blog and praying for Josiah. :o)

7:28 PM  

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