Apparently when you take your child to Mother's Day Out and leave them there for 5 hours, they become hormonal grumpy teenagers who don't want to answer your questions.
Reader: My baby girl comes back a princess every time. It must just be your kid Sarah.
Mine came back a terrible terrible child (for a few hours)
He was super excited when I picked him up, and he looked like he was having a blast.
We got in the car, and that's when it all changed.
Me: Jackson! How was your day?
Jackson: I don't know.
Me: Did you have fun?!
Me: Did you like your teachers?
Me: What was your favorite thing that you did today?
Jackson: I don't know! Why are you asking me so many questions!?!?!?
Me: Because I care about you, and I want to hear how your day went.
Jackson: STOP TALKING!!!
(Now, don't start judging what my parenting skills must be like at home to have a child who talks to me this way. This was not normal.)
(If CPS wasn't here in the good ol USA, I probably would have smacked him.)
(I'm KIDDING! I don't condone hitting your children, and I have never hit mine.)
I honestly was shocked by his answers, and couldn't help but laugh and cringe at the same time.
I thought he wasn't supposed to act this way until he was at least 14 or 15.
I have decided to chalk it all up to a lack of sleep and way too much fun at Mother's Day Out.
(Seriously, I dont condone smacking of children, so please don't report me.)
(I do however condone:
- Taking child's favorite toy away from them.
- Taking all of child's toys away from them in a dramatic statement that terrifies them into kindness.
- Playing with toys in front of said child with their Daddy, and not letting them play with them. (This infuriates them, but it's kind of funny.)
- Time out is always a good option especially if you actually leave the room and don't listen to the tantrum. (Time out does not work on my sweet baby because the tantrum gets worse.)
- Sarcastically talking to said child until they are so confused that they forget why they were rude in the first place. (This accomplishes nothing as far as parenting is concerned, but it is amusing.)
- Lots and lots of prayer for patience and a kind heart. (It's our job as thier mommy's to love them well and be patient with them.)
- I also condone the guilt trip. The lower lip on a momma's boy works every time. (Mine immediately apologizes for whatever he did. He loves me:))