Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Conversations with Chatty and Trying to Be a Good Mommy

Last night on the way home from swim lessons Chatty announces "I'm so smart ... God made me so smart."  No self esteem problems here, but maybe we should spend a little more time on humility, just a thought.

Once we got home Miss Smartypants couldn't remember how to follow directions which resulted in a lot of yelling by me.  I am not proud of this and apologized later to the girls.  I told Chatty as I tucked her in that I will try to be a better mommy today if she can try to follow directions a little better today.  She agreed and all was well.  Fast forward to this morning when she wasn't following directions again ... In a stern voice (I wasn't yelling this time ... I was trying to be calm) I told her she needed to get her teeth brushed and clothes on.  She says to me "I thought you were going to be a nicer mommy today!"  God did make her very smart, so much so that she has figured out how to push every single one of my buttons!

4 comments:

Deelsu said...

hang in there! you'll look back one day and laugh. I know not now though :(

Sara said...

And it all begins..........

At least she has a good memory! :)

Sassafrass Jane said...

I'm cracking up.
Love your first couple of sentences!
My mom used to make us play "directions" games. "Sass, touch the doorknob. Good! Sass, do a twirl. Good!" I thought she was nuts.

FROGGITY! said...

sometimes mommies need to vent in order to keep from cracking up... haha

she is a smart one that girl! :)

loving your new header. such beauties!