Ever bent the mom rules? Some of The Parenting magazine readers shared moments they laugh about now.

“I offered my son $5 to get him to try a baby carrot. He ate it & loved it and I had to pay up.”

“I took away his iPod for a month. 1 day, later he got it back - after he said, I love you mom. He’s just too darn cute.”

“I told our kids we couldn’t go to Disneyland bc it was closed. Then I ‘called’ Walt in front of them to confirm.”

“We had 6 boys over for a sleepover. I wet their toothbrushes & stuck them back in their bags. Too tired!”

Share some of your "bent rules" with us!

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the other night i tried to give rowan a $1 to eat his dinner... didn't work haha    we've taken toys away just to give them back a minute later...i've let him fall asleep on the couch, the floor, the recliner in his room if that makes him take a nap, then so be it :-) i've been called back into his room at night multiple times with "mommy, hug.. or mommy, i love you" yeah i'm a big wimp! haha i'm sure as he gets older more rules will be broken :-)

I do, especially with my daughter, well she seems to be the one that gets the most "mouthy" but I soon give in. I remember one night, my husband was out of town & she always sleeps in my bed, she got mouthy & I told her to sleep in her own bed, well I thought for sure I'd hear her come back to our room, after about 30 minutes I went in her room & she was sound asleep, I woke her & asked her if she wanted to sleep in my bed, she said do you want me to? and went right back to sleep. There are certain things, especially when it comes to grades that if we take something away, we do not give in.

I hear ya on that. Never can get too many hugs, kisses or I love you mommy's .:)

Rowan's~mommy said:

i've been called back into his room at night multiple times with "mommy, hug.. or mommy, i love you" yeah i'm a big wimp! haha i'm sure as he gets older more rules will be broken :-)

yeah i'll go through a million of those, leave and go watch him on the monitor and he'll be looking up at the camera just knowing im watching going "mmooooommmmyyyy... llloooovvveeeee yyooouuu" trying to get me back in there... i love it and hate it haha, i feel bad ignoring him but i try not to indulge either cause he knows i'm going to keep going back in there. ggrrr

Jen Ryan said:

I hear ya on that. Never can get too many hugs, kisses or I love you mommy's .:)

Rowan's~mommy said:

i've been called back into his room at night multiple times with "mommy, hug.. or mommy, i love you" yeah i'm a big wimp! haha i'm sure as he gets older more rules will be broken :-)

My teen and I have been knocking heads and I've been telling him that I wasn't going to do this or that for him.  It lasts 2 days because I can't stand to be at odds with him so I guess that makes me a wimp too :-\

not a wimp... i see it as saving the big arguments for the extreme issues.. you never know what could happen. I wouldn't want something to happen to my son and have my last memory be yelling at him for something :-( so no, i don't think your a wimp :-)

I think teens are more difficult and that you are both doing the best you can. I for one do not look forward to him being a teen. You have to pick your battles and know when to let go and when to not let it go :) You guys are doing great as it seems as both your kids are smart and well behaved! Keep your heads up. one day they will be in my shoes and be thankful that their parents were tough on them ;)



slmomof3 said:

I am so with you on that. When my teen gets me angry (which seems often) I take away ipod, phone, weekends then not a day later its as if I never said them things cause I feel so guilty that night and tell myself you know the kid is straight A student in Aice Program, plays in sports, is in the Anchor Club volunteering for the community, has not given me any hard time about the no boyfriend thing, makes great choices with friends how can I be so hard on her. Just now I convinced myself to give her, her phone back that I said she lost for sassing me lol!
 
Chris Wagner said:

My teen and I have been knocking heads and I've been telling him that I wasn't going to do this or that for him.  It lasts 2 days because I can't stand to be at odds with him so I guess that makes me a wimp too :-\

I agree with the pick your battles to bad the other half thinks they all need to be picked. But as for giving things back that is very rare. If one of the girls has pushed enough to get something taken away or grounded then it is very rare that they get it back early. I don't care how upset they are with me they'll get over it and I do tell them that I love them regardless but they are not going to get rewarded just because they are being sweet all of a sudden. My girls are honor students, never give anyone a hard time at school, well behaved anywhere but home lol, etc. Personally I am very happy that they are so well mannered when they are out in public esspecially when I'm not there like at school and friends houses. But for me that is still not a reason to give in on their punishment. And my oldest is about to spend a long time in her room if her mouth at home doesn't improve. She has taken up back talking but only with us no where else.

Jen Ryan said:

I think teens are more difficult and that you are both doing the best you can. I for one do not look forward to him being a teen. You have to pick your battles and know when to let go and when to not let it go :) You guys are doing great as it seems as both your kids are smart and well behaved! Keep your heads up. one day they will be in my shoes and be thankful that their parents were tough on them ;)



slmomof3 said:

I am so with you on that. When my teen gets me angry (which seems often) I take away ipod, phone, weekends then not a day later its as if I never said them things cause I feel so guilty that night and tell myself you know the kid is straight A student in Aice Program, plays in sports, is in the Anchor Club volunteering for the community, has not given me any hard time about the no boyfriend thing, makes great choices with friends how can I be so hard on her. Just now I convinced myself to give her, her phone back that I said she lost for sassing me lol!
 
Chris Wagner said:

My teen and I have been knocking heads and I've been telling him that I wasn't going to do this or that for him.  It lasts 2 days because I can't stand to be at odds with him so I guess that makes me a wimp too :-\

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