A lot of great comments about the upcoming presidential election on my last post.
I think that it's great people feel very passionate about the issues, much better than a nation full of apathetics.
However, at some point the debate gets to be too much and I need to pull away from it all and focus on other things- Things that I have personal control over.
Sometimes with elections I can feel like things are so much out of my hands. So I came up with a list of ways I can personally improve my life and the world.
I am not doing well at these at all.
This morning I was making sandwiches for lunch boxes. I was so excited to try out my kid's new lunch boxes
. Ya. I am as pathetic as that- a new lunch box makes me excited.
Anyway, I thought I would just make an extra sandwich for Piney's breakfast since I was making peanut butter sandwiches for my sons anyway.
So she comes in the kitchen and I cheerfully tell her that I have made her this sandwich.
She starts up, "No! Mama! No! NO!!!! I want TREAT cereal! I won't eat it! I want cereal! CEREAL!!"
I know from experience that if I give her the sandwich now she will throw it on the floor and refuse it. If I make her skip breakfast than she will be more cranky, whiny and irritable than usual to deal with and will not let up demanding cereal for the next few hours.
So I silently get out the cereal for her.
Then we take M to work so I can have the car today because I need to go to the grocery store.
On the way home Piney is yelling, "I WANT to go to work too!! I don't WANT to go home! NO! I don't WANT to go home! NO!!!!! NO!!!!!!" This demanding is non-stop until we pull into our parking spot.
I have to pull her out of the car because she is refusing to get out, and drag her to the elevator and up to our apartment.
Inside I turn on the TV because I know Sesame Street is about to start. There are still a few more minutes before it starts, but she wants it to start NOW. Piney: "I WANT to watch Sesame Street NOW!" repeated 100 times every 30 seconds. She is so angry that it hasn't started at the exact moment that she wants it to that she goes up to me and hits me as hard as she can in the arm.
Up to this point I have been patient and not gotten angry, but this is where I lose it.
Ya. I suck.
Labels: adoption: difficult child behaviors