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Cause and Effect

December 25, 2009

*Constant crying causes ear loss.*

*Holding a crying baby causes back problems and ear loss.*

*Holding a crying baby with another middle child crying added in causes back pain, ear loss and insanity.*

*3 kids under age of 4 causes sleepless nights and hair pulling days full of “no”, “stop that”, “you need to share or else all the toys are going in the basement” to which my daughter usually replies back with “go ahead, we don’t want to play any more anyways.”*

Sometimes I just do not understand how the mom on “19 and Counting” does it. She talks in hushed tones and is forever patient. I am constantly screaming and yelling and my kids are picking up on this.

Whenever we USED to (past tense) hit/smack/spank our kids for their misbehavior, it showed my kids that in anger it was OK to hit others also. So I stopped. I did not want my kids to learn that. My patience seems to have flew out the window these days. I feel like I snap so easily and its affecting my health.

  1. December 25, 2009 2:48 pm

    Not easy being a parent. I wish you the best for the coming year. Newfound patience, unlimited reserve of calm, joy and…patience. 🙂 Happy ICLW

  2. December 26, 2009 1:35 pm

    You and me both! I only have 2 boys. My oldest just turned 5 and my youngest is almost 3. They always want what the other one has….Uggg! They seem to love each other more than they hate each other so I must be doing something right and I bet you are too;) Hang in there!

  3. December 26, 2009 9:30 pm

    Hugs! It's hard being a parent and being "on" 24 hours a day. I sympathize completely, and do not feel you are are not!Happy ICLW….

  4. December 28, 2009 5:33 pm

    Hang in there!!ICLW

  5. December 29, 2009 10:06 pm

    Been there. Am there. I have 3… one teen and a 2 yo and 4 yo boys. I feel like I spend all day long screaming at them! Gahhhh!!!!!Following from MBC.

  6. December 30, 2009 3:00 am

    Following you from MBC! Stop by my site when you get a chance! Love your site!http://www.stockpilingmom.comMelissa

  7. December 31, 2009 2:18 am

    I should be bald with all the hair I've pulled out!Following from MBC!

  8. November 3, 2010 10:20 pm

    thank you all for you love and support.

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