Sunday, 10 July 2011, Day 229/365.
The day after the aforementioned celebration we had to get home. The Surfer felt a wee bit seedy so we left a bit later than planned. I wasn’t feeling too bad but wasn’t that confident to drive his vehicle although at a push I’m sure I could have.
And completely unrelated to driving home after a big night out is that it appears as though I’ve inspired someone to start taking a photo per day.
Yay, it’s great that I can inspire someone as it appears as though I should try this closer to home after my offspring swore at me yesterday. He’s currently suffering the consequences of this but I think he and I both need to learn some things about controlling our impulses. Let me be absolutely clear that my impulses do not involve hitting! I need to learn to not let him push my buttons as much as he does. He needs to learn that it’s NOT okay to swear at his mother or other adults.
I need to learn to not yell at him because it leaves us both feeling bad and gets us nowhere. We’ve made a pact with each other not to yell and not to swear. We shook on it too.
This single parenting gig is really hard work – much harder than I ever thought it would be. People with more well behaved kids just don’t get it and I find it hard not to feel judged sometimes. I need to learn not to let that worry me and just focus on what I can do to be the best parent I can be.