Count the Bad Mommies

Monday, February 4, 2008

Homework - Me

1. How is mothering, in reality, different from what you expected it to be?
I never really expected anything, so the answer is not at all!

2. What is something you, as a kid, vowed you would never say to your own kids? Have you kept the vow?
I promised myself I would never yell at her for acting out when she just wanted attention or when she is doing something and won't stop because it was funny the first three hundred times, but is wearing a little thin now. Have I kept it? I really, really, really try. I now say "that was funny and fun the first three hundred times, but it isn't anymore. I really don't want to yell at you when we were having so much fun, so please stop using me as a human trampoline my sweet, beautiful angel." It usually works, but I do sometimes yell on my less patient days.

3. If someone stopped in to your house for a surprise visit, would you be glad for the company, or self-concious by the condition of your home?
I am never self-concious by the condition of my home. Not because it is pristine, but because I don't give a rats ass what anyone else thinks. Would I be glad for the company? Hmmm, it would really depend who it was at the door.

4. If you had twins tomorrow (boy and a girl) and you got to name them without any input from anyone else, what would you choose?
Iraq (boy) and Iran (girl) :-)

5. Did you suffer from post natal depression (this is an awful boring question but I always wonder about this cause I didn't suffer myself)?
Not at all. I really do empathise with people who do though, it must be awful!

ps. My spell check won't work, so please blame any spelling errors on blogger - write them a letter or something . . .


Bridget said...

I want to know, how can you tell the difference between forms of "acting out"? This is a really tough one.

sweetass RSA said...

i love your choice in twin names... mwhhhhhhhahahahahaha!

Kerryn said...

Bridget - Ciara is a really easy child to mother. She is extremely well behaved, so when she is being whinney or annoying and I'm sitting there reading my book, I know she just want's my attention, and I think that's fair.
I work all day and the evenings are really tight with everything that needs to be done, so she expects (and deserves) at least one day of the weekend to be for her, and I do my best to give it to her. She is very easy to read for me, so I guess that's it, really.

Sweets - Me too,my mom and I came up with that ages ago, along with their older brother Kuwait!

angel said...

oh my friggin word! where in blue blazes do you find patience for a speech like this!!?!?
...please stop using me as a human trampoline my sweet, beautiful angel...

Kerryn said...

Angel, I don't always have the patience, but I work REALLY, REALLY hard at keeping my (quite bad) temper at bay!

I have also learned that with Ciara, explaining consequences (as apposed to my instinctual reaction , which would be to yell) to her actions work wonders!