Full moon=babies being born, people getting arrested & kids acting crazy.
More specifically, my youngest daughter.
It is a full moon, the Snow Moon. Honestly, I don't care what moon it is, I'm just ready for it to be over already.
My mom (God Bless Her) helps me out on Monday and Thursday by taking care of my girls and teaching them Science, among other things.....
Today didn't start off well.
I received a call from my mom late morning, explaining to me that Kylie wouldn't listen, sit still, focus, etc....all she wanted to do was play around and "test" her. I talked to Kylie via telephone (while she tried and tried to plead her case) and by the end of our conversation, her iPad and TV privileges were taken from her. This child is strong-willed and seriously doesn't take "no" for an answer without putting up a fight.
A few hours later i received a text
"....she just got the spanking of her life. It's been 8 years coming. If she had gotten spankings earlier on, she wouldn't be so hell bent on getting her way all the time. I AM TIRED OF REASONING WITH HER. oh and don't tell me that spanking doesn't work, she's sitting down reading her book just like she is supposed to be doing....."
My mom believes in the whole "spare the rod, spoil the child..." It's not that I don't believe it, I just don't do it. (Don't judge me) I reason with her, I admit it. I like to call it, allowing her to be herself....free-spirit if you will.
Maybe I've got it all wrong? Maybe I'm just doing things differently. I don't know the answers to all things parent. Neither do you.
Oh how I sometimes wish that I could dust off my magic wand and change her into a soft spoken, mild-mannered, even-tempered little girl.
But then I wouldn't hear her über-dramatic stories. The chaos that she brings with her.
And the explanations......lol......
Did you know that according to my 8 year old that getting spanked is equivalent to being treated like a Muslim??
Yep, that's my girl. Not the least bit dramatic.