I could have a polite conversation with my children about my expectations, yet we all know the only time they really listen is when I lose my absolute sh*t at them and start yelling.
I hate it that I have to resort to yelling to get my kids full and undivided attention.
Sometimes this goes for my husband too – and I’m not talking about me yelling at him either.
I could stand there and politely ask my kids to do something and he would be oblivious to the fact I needed help until my head starts spinning and flames shoot out of my eyes and I yell at the kids.
I get so sick of yelling to get attention, that sometimes I just give up and walk away.
Out in public, it’s just embarrassing.
I’m a big believer on setting expectations before we go anywhere or do anything. I keep it simple, and repeat myself a million times – because I know kids forget.
I’ll give warnings, and set consequences. I do all the things.
I also give a mean death stare.
I don’t want my kids growing up remembering me as the mean mum, or the mum who yells all the time but honestly – it’s often the only times they’ll listen.
I just hope one day they get it. In the mean time, I’ll just continue working on my death stare …