Today I was finishing up washing some dishes when I noticed my oldest daughter Ashlyn was missing in action. I looked
around and found her sitting on the couch all by herself with a rather
bored look on her face. For a moment I wondered what on earth she was
doing…then I had a flash back of her standing on Payden’s bouncy seat
(with Payden in it of course) for which I had sent her straight to “Time
out” for. I had forgotten all about it, poor girl!
This made me think about how amazingly absent minded I am at disciplining. I usually remember when I put one of
the girls in time out but often forget why I sent them there. When I go
to get them out I have to wrack my brain to remember what I should be
correcting them about.
Sometimes when I’m in mid-sentence of lecturing my kids (like that has ever worked anyway) I
pause and think “what am I saying? Where am I going with this? I don’t
even make sense to myself right now”. It’s no wonder that they seem
more interested in my hand motions when I’m talking than what I’m
The sadder thing is I can’t even tell you what I’m thinking about that is so much more important. What I’m going
to make for supper? I have no idea what is preoccupying my mind. I think
I have covered well so far but one day I fear I will hear them
whispering to each other “I don’t think mommy knows what she’s saying”.
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