It's 11:22 am and my house is finally quiet. All 4 children asleep, hopefully to wake up in better moods. It's been a crazy emotional morning.
The craziness is partly my fault. Last night I let the boys talk me into staying up late and watching Star Wars. It's summer right? Why not. They can sleep in.
Well, they didn't. Instead they were up at 7:30....that's earlier than they usually wake up.
Ok. The husband and I have been talking about this a lot lately. He thinks I need to spank him. It's really hard for me to spank my children. It's one thing to swat their little hand when they try to touch the stove. But spanking as a punishment? I have mixed emotions about that.
But I did. I spanked him. Seriously he was acting horrid. I needed to get his attention. He's 4 going on 14 and if I don't get this attitude in check I'm in trouble.
He was sent to his room where he continued to throw stuff and scream and he was making himself sick with anger. I went in there after time had past and the tantrum hadn't ceased.
"Gavin? Calm down. You're going to making yourself crazy. Come here."
I sat on the bed. He walked over with angry eyes and said, "I want to cut your head off!"
I hugged him. "Calm down my son. Mommy loves you. Please stop saying hurtful things that you don't mean."
"I want to go to the mall!"
"We're not going to the mall today. You have a choice now. You can be angry and mad for the rest of the day OR you can get over it. You can come down stairs and eat lunch with us if you want. I made PB&J...your favorite."
Sigh. It's been one of those days.
He gets his wild emotions from me. I can totally relate. But it's my job to teach him how to control them. Right now I'm at a loss on how to do this. He really is a sweet boy. Just very moody and emotional. He's got all the makings to be a very successful musician or artist.
What did I learn from this? It's to late to start a movie at 8pm.