Momster

I don’t know one mom who hasn’t felt like a momster (mom+monster = momster) at some point. And if I had to guess those moms have probably felt like that more than once.

 

It’s those crazy moments when two out of my three kids are fighting over which My Little Pony is theirs (there is only like 75 of them) and the other one is crying… It’s in those crazy moments that I want to rip my hair out, or I start to daydream about sipping a margarita on the beach somewhere.

 

But I’m snapped back to reality when I hear #2 scream at the top of her lungs…

Then I count…

One…

Two…

Three…

I think we all know what happens after three!

If I’m being honest I hate this part of parenting. 

The necessary, what being a parent really means, part. The part where you make the tough decisions about punishing/disciplining your kids. Should I spank them? Should I just put them in time out? Should I take their toys?

I have tried a mixture of all three. The truth is there is no “right” way. That’s because what works for one kid doesn’t work for the other. I have three kids and each one of them is different. All kids are different. You just have to figure out what works best for your kids and for you.

I can’t help but feel like this topic, the topic of discipline, can be a topic of shrouded in controversy. There are plenty of studies and I’m sure other mommy blogs that go back and forth debating what works best.

My number 1 for instance, responds much better when I take things away from her. She also doesn’t like if she feels like I’m upset with her. I could yell and scream all day but it doesn’t do much. It doesn’t make that much of an impact. My number 3 could care less if I take her toys.

What I have learned is whatever works best for your kid, do that. It’s the same when it comes to learning.

So in those moments when you feel yourself becoming a momster, remember that.

Also remember there’s nothing wrong with a glass of wine after the kiddos are tucked in bed. 😉

 

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