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Friday, August 29, 2008

It's not just me, is it?

I've had some people tell me they don't know how I do it - three "good" boys, homeschooling, always being a good mom.... Well, I do have three boys and we do home school, but they're not always "good" and I'm pretty far sometimes from being a "good" mom.

I thought I'd share this so that those of you who think that some of us have it all together learn that we ALL have those days...

This morning I'm using the restroom (I'm right in the middle of things, of course.) and not quite able to get up, when I hear the escalating sounds of unhappy 3yo. I shout "USE YOUR WORDS" and try to hurry up - some things don't hurry. I hear the 3 yo old screaming his angry scream. Then I hear the unmistakable scream of an older kid in pain, it goes on and on.... Finally I'm scrambling up, washing at light speed, buttoning my pants w/ one hand, and running out the door.

The 3yo had bitten the 10 yo old hard enough to break the skin and leave a huge bruise. Both were angry and indignant, and mad at ME for using the toilet and not preventing this.

Some days you just can't win, or apparently, use the toilet.

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