Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rough Weekend

My daughter has developed an awful attitude. She has started to say things like
  • Get
  • Don't talk to me
  • Shut up
  • No, in a snotty tone
  • You go to bed bed now mom
  • or sit NOW mom

We are trying time out for now with progressively longer times, but the girl is making me want to pull my hair out. On top of it she is whining about EVERYTHING. She will be perfectly fine playing and then BAM she wants her juice so she's all whiny.

On Saturday we went to my MIL's house and she made Spaghetti and meatballs with sausage, my favorite. She was nice enough to ask me first if it was ok and I told her yes because no one else should suffer because I'm on a diet. B has been great about eating what I'm eating, but I couldn't refuse him one of his favorites. It was soooo hard to resist, but by not sitting with them when they ate, I did it.

Then Sunday when I weighed myself, I didn't even lose 1/2 a pound and I felt soo defeated anyway. I really tried to not let it bother me because I ate most of my food in the evening, but it was hard. Grocery shopping seemed even harder. We went to my mom's for dinner and some basketball watching and I just couldn't resist anymore. I ate 2 chicken fajitas with them (using all fat free toppings) and had some of her avocado salsa, which isn't bad for you except the chips you eat with it. So I gained back 1.6lbs yesterday morning.

I was back on track yesterday though! And I lost 1.2lbs this morning :) I think this coming weekend I may just try and stay at home, that will probably help a lot!

1 comment:

  1. I have three girls so I TOTALLY understand about the attitude! If you're wanting some tips then I've got a few. You can tell her, "Mommy doesn't like it when you talk like that. You must talk to me nicely or I will not listen to you" and then ignore her until she can respond in kind. Let her scream, cry, throw her fit. You can remind her, "If you can say 'Juice please' then I will get your juice" once she starts to calm down.

    When she's in a good mood talk to her about nice ways to ask for things and practice together. It will take time, especially if she doesn't understand what it means to "talk nice". Once she's older (like my 4 and 5 year old girls) you can say, "How can you ask Mommy that in a nice way?" because even after years of doing this my girls still get tired, cranky and whiny! My reminder gets them in line real quick because they know I won't give in until they ask nicely.

    Manners are huge here. I've been having my girls say "Yes ma'am" lately when I ask them to do something. Respect, especially in kids for their parents, is dying in our country so it's important to me to teach mine respect.

    My kids aren't perfect and I want to rip my hair out all the time (check out my subtitle on my blog, ha ha). But there have been many times in public when strangers have approached me and commented on how well-mannered my kids are; makes me feel a glimmer of hope that maybe I'm doing something right.

    Sorry for the book and sorry if that was all unsolicited. I saw the first few sentences of your post in my feed and perked up because I know girls and attitudes!!!


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