Monday, May 14, 2007

The aftermath

I was still pouting about my less-than-enjoyable Mother's Day (temper tantrum of the century, stalled car). Then I read about Jordana's weekend: temporarily homeless mother loses host's dog and handles not one but two plumbing floods.

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meredith,

I'm hoping that it wasn't you that had temper tantrum of the century.... :-)

Wilm

Meredith said...

No, the 5 year old threw away months of progress on the behavior front--in the end losing ALL his toys and computer privileges for a week. Then he has to earn them back one by one.

CatM said...

Re: the tantrum, I feel for you. I have a strong willed daughter and a short fuse, making for some pretty ugly moments in our past. I feel like we've got a good thing going now, though.

Please ask for ideas/support from your readers if you need help.

Anonymous said...

Meredith - hope you didn't mind my comment. I have a nearly 5 year old who has his moments and the nearly 3 year old girl who is very strongwilled.
I feel for you!

Cheers, Wilm

Shannon said...

We've been doing a two steps forward, one step back kind of thing with Levi, too. Yay for y'all for being consistent!

Lynn Marie said...

Take it from the "older" woman; "This too shall pass". You are right, motherhood is not for the faint of heart. See how strong God knows you are!

jthorne said...

oh, funny! i actually read this and thought YOU had the temper tantrum of the century relating to events surrounding the stalled car. (sorry!) I have 3 little boys, aged 6 down to 19months - and there are many opportunities to train them in self-control due to tantrums. but i figure i am 35, and I still haven't "got it right" yet as far as my own behavior! just as God works on my heart and in my life to help sanctify me, so he enables me to help lead these little ones. But truly, it is not always fun - I can so relate.

Anonymous said...

I understand the pouting!! I was blue all day Monday, too. Motherhood IS difficult sometimes, and when a day like Mother's Day is less than stellar, it really can be depressing. But if it makes you feel any better, my Mother's Day was pretty lousy, too. Not one of my 5 children even said "Happy Mother's Day" to me, and the obligatory flowers my husband got at the grocery store late Saturday night were way past their peak. They smell like flowers that are one step away from the compost pile. My husband was terribly moody and grouchy all day Sunday (he's working a TON of hours right now on a difficult job, so I know he is exhausted, but that didn't make it any easier to put up with!), and I thought that it ended up being one of the worst Mother's Day I have ever lived through. But Meredith, keep on a bloggin', because it's blogs like yours that really DO encourage me, and keep me sane through all the trials of motherhood!!
Susan