Haiku 1073

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , January 17th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

yesterday I failed

as a mom — today I think

I did much better

Yesterday was fraught with power struggles, time outs and tears — from my eyes and from Han Min’s eyes. Oh, what tension and conflict goes on in the mind of a three year-old!

Or for that matter — oh, what tension and conflict goes on in the mind of a three year-old’s mommy!

I was so distraught by the end of the day that Hubby plugged “my three year old won’t listen” into Google. He read pages after pages on parenting forums about this very topic to me as I withered on the couch bemoaning my role as a stay at home mom and life with a stubborn little boy.

Today didn’t see nearly as many power struggles, time outs or tears — although there were some tears, but not on my part, probably because I did gain some insight from Hubby’s Googling and picked up a few coping mechanisms.


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    Kelly, this is the kind of bad day that every mom experiences – you describe it perfectly! And yes, the next day, when we have the time to take a deep breath (and google) is usually better. Penny has become more able to follow rules and routine as she grows but there are still the power struggles! I imagine the power struggles will continue… After all, we are far from the teenage years which everyone says are the worst!

    Comment by Alison — January 18, 2013 @ 5:58 am

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