Supposedly We are not given more than we can handle.....
So then why does it feel as though my toes are on the line going over the edge?? No one ever said mothering was going to be easy and I am the first to admit that I am far from perfect in this department. I try and do my best at explaining certain attitudes aren't allowed, that being rude is not okay, that yelling and screaming is disrespectful..yada yada yada...all seemingly falling on deaf ears.
You see ,as I have mentioned in earlier posts ,I have one particular child who I never know whether or not he will flick the switch into full out freak out mode and this could take place just about anywhere without any feeling of embarrassment or qualms about people watching. Such was the instance today at the dentist when there was wailing and gnashing of teeth and a run down the hallway where I have to grab him and stop him from all out running out of the office and drag him back down the hallway(okay stop chuckling..not funny) while the dentist is patiently trying to explain to him that all he wants to do is have a look at his teeth. I mean seriously my father in law is a retired dentist this is NOT his first time he has been in a dentist's chair ..why does this have to be so difficult?! I come off looking like the worst mother ever and as I swallowed what was left of my pride I try to calmly convince him that this is important...but in the back of my mind I am thinking boy oh boy this kid is going to receive discipline the minute we step into the van.....sigh....frustrating. He eventually followed through with the fastest cleaning job I have ever seen, refused x-rays and fluoride treatment. And yes I did follow through with the discipline a careful explanation of what is and is not okay in public(as though I have never explained that before!!) and no video games/TV for the rest of the day...more wailing and gnashing of teeth. Will this ever end???