I was counting on preschool yesterday to get a number of things done. None of which included toting around the kids in the back seat in 11 degree weather. So when we got to the preschool and I saw the empty parking lot and realized it was canceled due to weather it took a quick mental adjusting to get in the game for a day at home. and a day where I got nothing done that was on 'my' list.
Today's mops was canceled as well. And I am at my wits end. I am yelling at them because they don't listen. I say one thing, they do another. I saw 'don't do that, it is dangerous' and they get hurt. I sat down and googled, "My kids are driving me crazy". And the first article I read was:
Problem #1: My kids don't listen to me �
To expect that kids will listen to you perfectly all the time is an irrational thought. Kids don't listen and attend to things in the same way that adults do. They can be intensely focused on the activity they're involved with. Kids will often need you to repeat things a number of times in a patient, pleasant tone. And yes, your job is to be very patient with them. �
So it isn't really the kids. It is me. Job: be patient. I have failed. Scarrymommy.com is probably going to contact me for an interview.