Sometimes They Make Me Crazy

“Mom, you’ve been doing way too much yelling, especially about stupid stuff like drinking our milk and tying our shoes.”  Will-10

It’s true. This has been a common theme in my house lately…

“Mom, why are you yelling at me?”

Because you’re not listening to me.

“Mom, why are you in such a bad mood?”

Because you’re not listening to me.

“Mom, why can’t I?”

Because you’re not listening to me.

“Mom, why are you being so unfair?”

Because you’re not listening to me.

“Mom, why are you throwing stuff?”

Because you’re not listening to me.

“Mom, why are you so mad?”

Because you’re not listening to me.

“Mom, who peed in your Cheerios?’

Very funny. Now, go straight to your room and think about how to be a better listener. Giddy up!”

Anybody else feeling a little crazy lately?

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47 Responses to Sometimes They Make Me Crazy

  1. Lisa Wields Words says:

    I am so with you on this. Is it something air or simply a symptom being a mother?

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  2. Tori Nelson says:

    Okay, the “peed in your Cheerios” is pretty original!

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  3. Posky says:

    If you scare them really badly and make them afraid of you, they’ll start to listen. Start putting snakes in their breakfast and see what happens.

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    • Hmmm, snakes in their cereal would be a brilliant idea, but I’m deathly afraid of snakes. This plan has the potential to backfire..on me! What other ideas do you have up your sleeve? I’m all for scaring the hell out of my kids. 😉
      Welcome, Posky! Thanks for reading.

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  4. Lenore Diane says:

    I’m listening, Nancy. And yes, I’m feeling a whole’lotta crazy lately. Have I mentioned my boys are battling each other on a daily basis? Yes, well I think I have. Fortunately, I heard Joe say to Charlie yesterday, “I’m going to give you one more chance to not annoy me.”

    Thank goodness for second chances. *sigh*

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  5. I tend to bottle it up and then after about 3 months flip out like a crazy woman, throwing everything in sight. I wouldn’t advise that tactic because one day they’ll come dress me in a well-deserved straitjacket. I have a friend who yells at her kids constantly. Her husband calls her “Old Yeller.”

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  6. Oh how I can relate. This time of year is the worst too. You have the halloween candy craziness (“Mom, can I have a snickers bar for breakfast? huh? can I?) then you have Christmas craziness (“Mom, I want that! oh and I want this! and that!) Plus it’s cold so they’re cooped up inside all day.

    And my son asked me last week why I’m always in a bad mood…

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  7. madtante says:

    Not at all. My life is swell. You *are* mean!

    I used to teach 2ndary school. The greatest compliment an adult can receive from a child is “you’re mean.” It means you’re doing it right. If you were abusive, they wouldn’t say.

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  8. My 7 yr old daughter made me crazy at dinner last night. So I got up, threw my napkin in the floor, stomped off, slammed – and locked – my bedroom door and wept. Over butter. I need medication.

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    • Psychodynamom, your comment made me laugh out loud because I’ve had similar moments. Dinner might be the most stressful time of the day. There have been dinners where I’ve actually fantasized about getting up from the table, walking out the door, getting into my car and driving to the nearest airport to catch a flight to nowhere in particular. I feel your pain. 😉

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  9. John Erickson says:

    There is a definite crazy in the air. I blame the whole Kardashian clan. 😉

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  10. Tony McGurk says:

    You throw stuff at them???

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  11. funny, but c’mon…Nancy — did he REALLY say that “who peed in your cheerios?” line. because whoever did has a fine talent for comedy. not only is it a funny image – it scans!!! i still think it’s all you (am i the only one who doesn’t actually KNOW it’s all you?) huh? Nancy? Nancy? Nancy – are you listening to me? continue…

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  12. Pick me! Pick me! I have a crazy defiant 2 year old testing me every second of the day. I’m starting to understand why some people turn to dysfunctional coping mechanisms!

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  13. Sandi Ormsby says:

    Go get dressed NOW…not in 5, but NOW!
    To which my 7-year-old son has picked up this response: “Okay, Geez already!” really? Do you really wanna go there?

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    • Sandi, I think we are all saying the same things…”Get up, get up, get up. Brush your teeth, brush your teeth, brush your teeth. Eat, eat, eat. Put your shoes, put your shoes on, put your shoes on. Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.”

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  14. In September I announced I was done raising the kids because nobody listened to me anyway, and the more I talked and nobody listened, the more I realized they were going to just resent and avoid me. This strategy worked just fine until my wife decided she was done as well if I wasn’t going to do anything.

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  15. I’ve actually felt pretty darn good the last three days, what with proper, full and restful nights of sleep! This post made me giggle despite that. 😉

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  16. frigginloon says:

    How’s about some reverse psychology and next time they ask for something , don’t listen. 🙂

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  17. Karen says:

    It’s comforting to know I’m not the only mom who “throws” things.
    My House rule: If you bounce the ball, any ball, inside the house, it gets tossed out of the 2nd floor window. If it lands in the now closed pool or goes into the neighbors yard…oh well.

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  18. After a week with no school and no power, yes. Yes, I do yell at my kids.

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  19. I guess this is the part where your kids would be in a lot of trouble if they asked, “did you say something, mom?”!
    🙂

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  20. Goeber.com says:

    Giddy up! hehe. 🙂

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