Saturday, October 13, 2012

Holy Crap I was nominated for an award

Many thanks to Menopausal Mother I have been nominated for my very first award.
I am supposed to answer the questions below as part of the nomination.. so here I go!

1. Do you salt your watermelon?
    No, I don't.. I actually never knew people did that.

2. Your favorite beverage is?
    Dr. Pepper is my drink of choice during the day, and if I'm feeling frisky at night I will indulge in a Bay Breeze, or anything fruity.

3. Have you ever tasted cat or dog food?
    UGH.. NO NEVER.. Not even a little bit.

4. If you were a pro athlete, what sport would you play?
    Synchronized swimming.. and yes I consider that a sport!

5. What animal best represents you?
     A bird. (No particular kind) Mostly because people always call me "bird legs"

6. What is the weirdest job you ever had/or hated?
    I was once a housekeeper at a hotel, I was fired within a week for walking in on a man on the toilet.  I then informed my boss, that he's making a mess in there and I'm not cleaning it so soon after being used.

7. Have you ever gotten stuck in something and had to yell for help to get out?
    I was almost 9 months pregnant and I was in the bathroom, yes on the pot. I reached over for the toilet paper and noticed a cock roach sitting on the wall next to me. I freaked out so bad, I fell on the floor in between the wall and the toilet.

8. Have you ever "sharted" (SORRY!! MY HUSBAND MADE THIS ONE UP!!!)?
    Hmm. I can't say that I can remember doing that.  But the thought of it makes me laugh!!

9. How old were you when you had your first kiss?

10. If you were on Death Row, what would your last meal request be?
      Anything with Alfredo Sauce on it.  (except dog or cat food)

11. What is one of your most embarrassing moments?
      I was on a first date, and Mr. Big Spender bought us fast food for dinner.  He was driving me home and I was eating my ice from my cup.  A piece of ice went down the wrong way and I choked and barfed all over the floor of his car.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My first therapy session

Everyone knows the old saying:  "Treat others how you want to be treated."
We try to instill that old famous quote in our children.  

But, have you thought about that quote when we talk to our children?
To be brutally honest, I never have until today.
I'm not a complete bitch to my children, but sometimes, I don't treat them, how I would like to be treated. Or how I would want other people to treat my them.
I thought to myself, why would I do that?  Is it because they are younger than me? Does that make me superior? 

Our children look to their parents as role models and if we are lucky, damn lucky we will become their idol.

It really upsets me when I think about how I've talked to my daughter.  Not so much my son, he's still little, cuddly and pretty much listens when I ask him to do something. 

My daughter is 8 years old, and I know I've repeated that quote to her many times.  She is a very nice girl, and is respectful to other children. (for the most part.)

So, this is what I'm going to do.  When she does something that is really stupid and could have been avoided if she took the time to think about it.  I will talk to her nicely without attitude or snotty tone.  And, most importantly without negative words!!
From what I'm gathering here from my Therapy Session is, I must assume somewhere in my bird brain that she should know how to solve that particular problem.  Well, maybe she really doesn't!

I want her to look up to me as a positive role model when she's older. I don't want her to think of me as a bitch or something worse.

She gives me such an attitude sometimes.. It just blows my mind.  Now that I sit here and think about it, maybe she is learning that from me! UGH!!!  Maybe she feels threatened when I give her "attitude."

As a grown woman if another adult give me attitude, it puts me in attack mode.  I know I'm not the only one either.. but, why would I do that to my child?

From what I'm gathering here from my Therapy Session is, I must assume that she should know how to solve that particular problem.  And, when I realize she doesn't know how to deal with it she gives me attitude or she breaks down all together.

My final thought on today's session is, I've bitched many times that my daughter acts like a baby sometimes and throws fits.  So maybe, when I change my attitude she will watch and learn?
One can only hope.


Thanks for reading.