Saturday, May 8, 2010

Interview with a Vampire?

Well, you read all the interviews with my family.  It was sort of a fun project, didn't take up much time and gave me 4 posts.  This is a win/win in my book, but perhaps not yours.

One thing I thought was interesting was that everyone said that I don't like being yelled at.  This would be because the yelling at mommy is at a crisis level in our house.  If you don't get what you want, when you want it, the way you want it, the go-to response seems to be to pitch a screaming fit or whine like crazy.  I must tell you, I am on my last nerve.  I am very close to cracking and going postal on the whole lot of them,

Seriously, if you don't get to wear flip flops that are slippery AND hurt your feet, this is not reason to melt down.  My youngest seemingly did not get the memo.  The problem is, that while it is some what age appropriate for a 4 year old to have tantrums, especially at the end of the school year, the other kids have jumped on the band wagon.

I can not abide the fighting and screaming and whining that goes on in this house.  I have tried it all, redirecting, distracting, punishing, rewarding nice voices, etc., etc.  The reality is that like most things this is a phase and it will pass, the question at hand is am I strong enough to survive it all?  Not sure.

I would also like to clear up a few misconceptions, Fish tacos are not my favorite food, chocolate is... how they missed this is odd to me, since I protect my chocolate stash with the ferocity of a lioness protecting her cubs.  Actually she could take a few pointers from me protecting my chocolate stash.  I will bite you if you touch it.  You have been warned.

Survivor is not my favorite TV show.  I am sort of over the whole thing, but the boys love it, so it is like a family thing to watch it.  Russell annoys me.  I am so over the whole villans/heros thing.  Make it end.. please.

I hope you enjoyed our interview project.  Who knows what other ideas I will steal from people!!

1 comment:

  1. i tried doing the interview once when my older son was 3. it wasn't too easy and i got crazy answers. it might be interesting to try now, but i don't think i'd get much from my 2 year old.

    i agree about the chocolate!!! :)

    i know what you mean about yelling. i need to work on that too though. i let the kids get to me too quickly. i did revoke a treat from my younger son when i told him not to scream and he kept doing it. he wasn't too happy, but i hope he learned from it.