Hi, my name is Tania and I’m a bad mother.

Daniel ended up on the naughty chair twice and had two smacks on the bum.  Before we even left the house this morning. 

I spent most of my day repenting and feeling guilty for being such a bad mother. 

Why was I so impatient, why don’t I spend more time with him, then he might be better.  I try to remind myself that he is probably craving any attention, even negative attention.  If I do this or that the outcome might be different.

Does any of the going around in circles help me at all?  No.

Bottom line is, the little man insists on whacking his defenseless 7 month old twin sisters on the head with all types of weapons like plastic golf clubs, pushing them over so they fall backwards, throwing numerous toys at them etc etc etc.  I’m finished, have no idea how to make him stop.  I have tried distracting him, reasoning with him (what a stupid thought, there’s no reasoning with a 2 year old!!), asking nicely, asking firmly, begging, pleading, threatening, blackmailing, ignoring him (this one lasted until the first baby started crying), pushing him away, you name it.

Good thing is, it is weekend, so I get to spend some real time with him.  Hopefully next week will be better 🙂

3 thoughts on “Hi, my name is Tania and I’m a bad mother.”

  1. oooh that is a difficult one, good luck, I hope after a weekend full of attention he will stop 🙂

  2. You have your hands full it’s not surprising things get out of hand. But it is awful when the day starts like that, one feels such a failure. I had one of those this week too.

  3. I’ve had many bad mother moments lately as well. My son obviously senses something is amiss with his mother and so he has been very needy and demanding. I am ashamed to say I have lost my cool a few times. Sigh. This mothering gig is not easy

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