Monday, September 15, 2008

Waiting

I am NOT a patient person!! I despise waiting for people and today I feel like I've been waiting all day. I had 2 people interested in coming and looking at the last puppy. Both were supposed to be here around 4pm so we waited. I didn't want to get too into anything because I knew they would probably show up right when I couldn't stop what ever I was doing. Neither of them showed!!! Then I spent the rest of the night rushing to help the kids with homework, make dinner, lunches, blah blah blah!

I promised Xavier I would dye his hair over the summer but never got around to it. I can't stand when people don't follow through so I bought the hair dye today, better late than never. So here I am waiting AGAIN!! At least the house it quiet :)

I have a question for all you momma's out there...
My kids are becoming SPOILED!! They complain A LOT! and always get so upset when they don't get what they want. I take full responsibility but don't know how to turn it around. I know it won't be easy but I really miss my grateful sweet kids! Any idea?

6 comments:

Cindy said...

I really thought that you were goiing to say that you were waiting to find out if you were pregnant LOL. I was talking to Cassandra the other night, and said I am just waiing on Jennifer to be pregnant again :-X

As for the kids, it's hard, but you have to stick to it. I sat all my kids down and had a talk with them. I told them that they have way more then most kids, and that they need to be greatful for what they have. We used to do alot of volunteer work (not so much anymore, only I still volunteer) but they saw what less privlidged people have. They see what the sick, and the people in nursing homes have. They now understand. Occasionally they have a lapse in judgment, and they ge t what I like to call the gimmies, but it is rare. Katelyn, now I can't keep that kid to save her money, she spends it on everyone else!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh, man, I'm with you girl!! Overnight - right? What happened? My husband says it is all my fault. My kids have "Iwantit" - I used to just give in b/c I couldn't take the whining - it drives me nuts - seriously - worst noise on the planet for me. So what we did was sit the children down and have a chat about "greed" and giving momma a hard time if you didnt get what you want. If they do it - they lose something precious. Give me a hard time, sass me (b/c they hardly ever do this to hubbie), embarass me in public with these bad behaviors - we go home and they lose a toy - seriously - the basement is FULL - FULL - of tubs of toys the chidlren have lost. They are grounded from the tv, video games and movies until Oct 1st - has been over a month already.

I'm sticking to it - it is not as tough as I thought it would be - AND it is working!! It is hardest on the little one b/c she reallydoesn't understand what is going on but my oldest - wow - what a difference.
Oh and we also bought this chrisitan book on lessons that explain how to act and why not to act certain ways and we read this everyday now.

utmomof5 said...

The one thing that works best when my kids get a case of the "iwants" is SERVICE & WORK!! makes them grateful everytime just to have a bed to come home to!!
Good Luck!!

Deanna said...

I'm with Cindy thought you were going to say the same thing...LOL!!!

Anyways about the kids...I was just telling my husband the same thing that all the kids do is complain. And he looked at me and said I do the same.

So I'm trying to be REALLY cautious of it now and want to show a more positive attitude myself and then I'm going to work on the kids.

One thing I've been trying to work on is them saying they are "starving" because my children are NOT starving and there really are starving children out there in the real world. So those are some things I'm working on. Good luck !!!!!

Andrea with the Flipflops said...

I think it is a stage... and with you and hubby guiding them along they will come out the otherside with such a wonderful helpfull heart.

jILl PeTeRsEn said...

My kids are sooo spoiled too! I am trying my hardest to keep them humble and grounded but it's hard when they don't realize all the people who go without. I think the advice you got about sitting down with them is a great Idea. We try and do mini lessons on behavior and other things and it helps sometimes! I wish parenting wasn't so dang hard! Although you make it look pretty easy!