Monday, April 02, 2007


Today was full of challenges for me with Luke. Daddy was in Boston on a business trip and Luke had his little "mommy is alone" radar on which he proceeded to use to his advantage.

He wouldn't listen to anything I said today unless I said it 5 times. This morning he squirted my expensive Arbonne skin lotion all over the bath tub. He proceeded to drool/spit water all over his new polo Easter shirt. He proudly then told me, "I spit", "I spit". To which I respond, "I spank", "I spank".

Then, this evening after his "baff" (bath) after I'd told him 3 times to stop jumping up and down and even gave him a spanking while he was in the tub he jumped up hit my bottom lip which went up into my front tooth, so now I have a busted lip and a blood mark where the blood has come to the surface. Lovely huh!

Needless to say, I put him to bed promptly at 8 p.m. We did not pass GO and we did not collect $200. I'm sure some of you mom's will understand my dilemma from today. Do you keep yelling and spanking your kid for the same thing over and over or is there a point where they finally get it and just do as their told.

Calgon...take me away. I'm tired and ready for Daddy to be home. His plane has landed and he's on his way, thank the Lord. Tomorrow is mom time at church where we'll be making an Easter craft and Luke can play with his church friends as he calls them. I need a kid break. How did Jason do this for 8 wks. by himself....I'm starting to wonder how he still has his sanity. No pic's to share today as I couldn't get monkey to slow down for even a minute to snap any.



Blueeyes said...
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Blueeyes said...

Well, the first comment I wrote definitely did not make sense. You are a Great Mom! You can lock the Lukester in his bedroom (but don't feed him peanut butter before hand)! hehehehe :) Hugs & LOVE!

3 Men, 2 Ladies & a Hound said...

I agree you are a great mom!

Brian constantly tells me that you can not reason with a child. He is right, even though I don't like to admit it.

So, I just try to give the kids choices and they have to live with the consequences.

Anonymous said...

Heather, I have a 3 year old at home and a 5 year old there are days when I think I'm going to loose it too. It is normal for him to test you. Just be consistant...that is the key. You are a great mom!! My mom always tells me that you are not here to be their are here to be their mother. :) Hope your lip gets better... :(


Kirtus and Dana said...

I've updated my blog if you want to take a look. Nothing big really...but I finally was able to add your link. I'm not that computer savy. Hope all is going well.