10/27/09

Screaming is not the answer (aka I'll never learn...)


Age that your angelic spoiled third born ONLY son will swear at you and tell you that you are the WORST MOTHER IN THE WHOLE WORLD???


11 years 4 months.


Age that YOU will then (kind of) swear at your angelic spoiled third born ONLY son and lose your temper and yell at him like a crazed screaming banshee???


50 years 1 month.


I’m too old for this crap.




Homework should be BANNED FROM THIS EARTH. p.s.




61 comments:

Coffee with Cathy said...

But then what would y'all talk about??? Sorry you're having a struggle. Remember, that which doesn't kill you ... oh, never mind. Yell away. You're entitled.

Molly said...

ugh, I am not looking forward to that day at all! I'm still in the phase where they say I'm the best (usually when there are sweets invloved).

stopping by from SITS!

Cora said...

Amen on the homework comment. My daughter spent about four hours on homework last night. Sorry, but schoolwork should NOT take up a child's ENTIRE DAY. That's just cruel.

That One Mom said...

That's part of our daily routine... Argh

♥ Braja said...

I just read at the bottom of your blog that caterpillars have 2000 muscles.

I'm thinkin' you should throw one at the boy...

staceyjwarner said...

I hear you! HOMEWORK...it should be banned! We always fight and I remember crying and throwing huge fits doing homework with my dad and mom!

ARGH!!!!!!!!

much love...

Life As I Know It said...

Agree on the homework thing.

Homework in Kindergarten? Yeah, that's called BUSY WORK. And they don't need it.

Not The Rockefellers said...

Oh yeah
I received my first I HATE YOU
it involved a diorama
I am forming a support group

"shoebox full of pain"

Peace~Rene

Mainly a midwife said...

Yea all my son's and my skirmishes are over homework, piano practice and cleaning his room.
Everytime I catch myself screaming at him I can barely believe it's me. I hate that part of myself.

Kate said...

Hahaha! That's why I loved working with kids and not having any of my own. I told the kids once that God knew when you were swearing in your head - you didn't even have to say it outloud. Then a month later, I was about ready to lose it with a room full of 8th graders when one of them said, "You're swearing in your head, aren't you?"

Bingo, my child. Bingo.

only a movie said...

I hear you. HW in middle school is insane. It's a battle here.

I don't give out homework for my class. :-)

freckletree. said...

just get drunk before the kid comes home.

not screaming drunk.

the drunk right before that.

loving drunk.

i mean, you are vodkamom, right?

feefifoto said...

Whoa -- it took him more than 11 years?! My son must be a prodigy -- he appointed me the World's Worst Mother when he was five.

Brian Miller said...

i never did like homework...but yelling...i grew up before spanking was outlawed...i knew better, if i wanted to live...

slouchy said...

Damn straight it should.

A Mom on Spin said...

It took you THAT long?

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

I hear you on the homework. We're going through homework hell this afternoon, as a matter of fact.

But Mother Teresa of the year! You lasted 11 years + without yelling and screaming? You should be nominated for sainthood.

Tammy Howard said...

So boys do this too, huh?

Desert Songbird said...

*sigh* Yeah, I feel your pain. I have a highly intelligent ("brilliant" according to his teacher) son who, if we BOTHERED to turn in his homework would be a straight A student. That's after hours of pleading, cajoling, and yelling at him to TAKE THE DAMN ASSIGNMENT OUT OF THE FREAKING BACK PACK.

*sigh*

Secretia said...

Kids need some screaming at them, that's what I believe. They're not paying attention otherwise, but we adults would always prefer no yelling, because it just upsets us even more. Hopefully, though, every session of loud reprimand transfers some bit of a sense of right and wrong to the kids.

Or, "yell em and tell em" what they need to know, that's parenting! Otherwise, here's hoping everything else is good at home.

Good nite! Secretia

mo.stoneskin said...

I like what you've done with your hair.

I'd like to draw on my infinite wisdom in this matter.

*draw*

*draw*

Nada.

3 Men and a Lady said...

Hey, better to crack down on his ass now and nip it in the bud. Save your voice and hide his game system.

Yo is Me said...

ahhh... the great homework war of... tuesday.

may the force be with you, and with us all. :)

The Good Cook said...

I find screaming so much more satisfying than groveling. After 50 groveling and pleading are just not that dignified.

Scream away.

Vodka Mom said...

oh, we've yelled and stuff before. But NOTHING LIKE LAST NIGHT. We even had shit flying across the house.


Usually I yelled with the girls. he was golden. Until last night.

Joanie M said...

My third child (the one who hates John and refuses to be in the same building as him) is so mean. I swear I didn't spank this one enough.

You know, they say if you survive your third child, you could have any number of children.

All I can say is thank goodness for tubal ligations!

And thank you, thank you, thank you for the prize! I love random!! I can't wait to see it all!

Melissa B. said...

And so should makeup work! I'm rushing to grade and get out of town, and the quarter is ending on Friday!

Gayle said...

You are so right about the homework. If I wanted to be their teacher I'd home school. Whatever needs to be learned can be done in a school day. The few hours in the evening should be family time. (If they went back to the paddle they'd spend less time in discipline and there wouldn't be a need for homework).

Oooo, shit flying across the house. That's a good one. I just hate when I break something important or expensive.

More vodka, please.

smiles4u said...

Been there, done that. It sucks big time. And so does homework...ugh!

otin said...

I remember when my Mother finally realized that I was too big for her to spank! She hit me and hurt her hand, and I just laughed at her!

Elaine said...

He obviously had two classic role models - BITCHY and SASSY. You had to know it would happen. Parenting rules that worked for me - bribery, threats, violence, grounding. period. Your are still the best though. And they will always be at your side as adults.

Sue said...

We've been screaming about homework too. I don't like homework.
Blah!

Anna See said...

ouch. sounds rough.

amen on the h.w. comment. i have definitely changed my opinion on this since i stopped teaching h.s. i def. see it from the other side now.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Oh so sorry. I never had the gumption to curse at my mother. I sure hope I never have to deal with this because teeth may be on the floor.

Pastor Sharon said...

Ugh!
I'm thinking . . . . thank God homework with my son is over! Sorry for the "worst mom in the world comment".

You know you must be doing something right!

Irish Chick Soup said...

I'm glad that those days are over... well... the mom being in on it days are over at least. Speaking of which... I better go get to work.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I'm willing to sign that petition BEFORE I get caught up in it!
xoxo

La Mere Joie said...

Say it isn't so! Will this happen to me??? He's two tomorrow. I shudder at the thought that this sweet angel squishy face will curse me out.

phd in yogurtry said...

It's plain to me you are not using proper screaming technique. Schedule a Friday 5pm seminar with me and I will give you individualized instruction.

Maggie said...

Oh my...

Yes HW should be banned!

Chaka said...

I hate it when I lose my cool and yell at my kids. Some of them like to draw me in to arguments and try to get me riled up. I feel your pain.

Stacie said...

Knock! Knock! Liquor Store delivery to Vodkamom!

Anne said...

Lucky, lucky me...UPSIDE: conferences this week... NO homework for 2/3 of the kids...yippee...DOWN SIDE: Conferencing - I don't hate it, I actually enjoy meeting the parents... it is just long nights and an even longer day of teaching on Wednesday... No kids on Thursday... and Friday off. :-)

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

OMG, are you hiding in my basement or something? My 15 year old and I just had this scenario tonite. I screamed; she railed how awful I am and how I don't get it. I am WAY too old for this...

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'm so sorry... I guess it's a view into my future with two spoiled sons.

Jocelyn said...

How very boy-like and direct of him to go straight to swearing and dissing.

My daughter takes homework angst to twelve levels of drama, including lying spread-eagled on the kitchen floor, before we get to the yelling.

Surge said...

Age I stomped up the stairs and said I dont give a "FUCK FUCK FUCK!": 9, I think.
Then I realised what I said, turned around with my mouth agape and ran up the stairs to hide in my bedroom !

Alex said...

Yes, homework blows and there are days when I need to wash my own mouth out with soap.

Busted the two year old muttering something that sounds like "Shut the f*ck up". Bad.

Frau said...

What have those sister taught him! But wait they have been good lately so it's his turn now! I say bitch slap him! or hide his games.

Makya said...

I'm not sure...without homework (and the long standing tradition of parents doing their children's homework with/for them) we would lose such crucial skills as: determining the area of an obtuse triangle, learning the fifty state capitals, and separating a sentence into a subject and a predicate...okay, maybe you're right.

WeaselMomma said...

I second the homework ban.

Vodka Logic said...

And it won't end at 51 + a few days and the kids are 15 and 20,,,sigh.

And I hate homework too...

Michele said...

Age in which they yell at you: 11 years 4 months

Age in which they hold up in their bedroom and you never see them unless it is feeding time: 13 years

Age in which they steal your car keys and sneak out of the house: 16 years 2 months

Age in which they move out and your life is your own again: never

Excuse me while I weep in the corner.

The Rambler said...

Okay so I have 8 years to go. (cross fingers)

I will not swear back, I will not swear back, I will not swear back. I'm silently going to chant this so maybe I'll be able to hold back.

Right?

Lucia said...

I agree home work should be banned for me and my kid...lol.
If I've told her once or a hundred times, do not let me see another note from your teacher saying "? does not complete her homework!" That's when I look like one of those cartoon caricutures whose head is about to esplode! (sp x on purpose)Home work assignment SPELLING!

Gaston Studio said...

LMAO at Braja's comment!

Sorry, lost my train of thought there for a bit... keep on yelling, I hear it releases tension.

McSass said...

Use a phone book (I think they still deliver those?) Anyhoo, that's what I got thrown at me when I swore at my mother. Those things are heavy!

KaLynn said...

You know that when they call you the Worst Mom, that actually means you are the BEST and they, deep down inside, know you care and love them! NEVER EVER EVER FORGET THIS! Every one of my children, I think, has told me this. BUT when my youngest and I get into it, the one I usually get along famously with, it breaks my heart. So I also feel your pain. Hugs! =0)

Trac~ said...

Oh lord, I have 2 soon to be 16 yo in my house and I've heard these words for years too - and unfortunately, I am one of "those moms" who scream in order to get my point across when they think they know it all - UGH! Big hugs!

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