Sometimes I feel like I’ve turned into a ‘shouty’ mum, something I never thought I would be. I start each day with the intention of staying calm, asking the children nicely and patiently to put shoes on/go to the toilet etc, but somehow, on occasion even before the school run, I morph from nice and calm to impatient and loud. S and H develop an inability to do anything for themeselves when it means getting Z to school on time, in fact they quite often make things twice as hard by removing clothes as fast as I can get them on. Z currently refuses to wear a coat or long trousers even when its freezing cold and all three of them leave a trail of paper, glue and pen lids where ever they go.
One afternoon last week, I was feeling particulary guilty for shouting at them for not putting lids on felt tips for the 10th time that day, when Z brought me this.
He had used an A4 piece of paper to make an envelope and filled it with straws and pipe cleaners so I could make a firework.
Perhaps I’m not so bad after all.
ahh that’s so sweet – he’s such a lovely boy.
and don’t feel bad, we all do it xx
yeah I know, and he is lovely 🙂
sounds exactly like most mornings in our house. and i wish i didn’t shout too – never thought i would. but i do. i think we all do. love your boys sweet gift to you – so cute. B
Thank you. x
Wonderful. I know how you feel, Little Madam refuses to wear a coat (of the 4 she has) and by the time we get to nursery, none of them are wearing shoes.
Oh that’s lovely.
I could have written our first paragraph word for word. I always have so much patience and never shout at work but its sooooo much harder at home.
Aww that’s so sweet, but we’ve all been there. We hate to shout but sometimes things get the better of us Hugs x
older mum in a muddle
I could really relate to this – I wake up too with the best intentions to stay calm …. but always end up losing my patience at some point during the day!
Ha ha, I’m glad its not just me!
I feel like a shouty mom somedays too. I love your firework so very sweet.
What a wonderful gift! I have been known to raise my voice and I always want to apologize for it.
maggy, Life At The Zoo
Oh my goodness HOW ADORABLE!!! Definitely a keeper 🙂 (the gift and your son)
Awww thank you Maggy 🙂