Earlier today, Susan posted about “What If Mommy Loses Her Temper.”
And in case any of you felt like you wanted to lose your temper (or burst in to tears) just reading about a mom who hadn’t yet yelled at her three year old, I thought I would chime in and make you feel better.
(That is one of the great things about reading a blog written by twins – you get two points of view.)
I must admit that I regularly lose my temper with my six year old son. I wish I could say I didn’t. I wish I could say that I have been able to hold it in and calmly and masterfully parent my monkey of a boy.
But I can’t. I raise my voice. I break my own rules. I mess up. Regularly.
Far too often, I have to say to my son, “I am sorry I got angry and raised my voice.”
It drives me crazy that I let my short fuse get the better of me. When I stay calm and make the right parenting moves everything runs so much more smoothly.
But you know what happens when Mommy loses her temper?
Mommy learns to have a whole lot more patience when her son loses his temper. Because if I can’t handle my emotions correctly all the time, (and I have had a lot of time to practice,) then how impossible is it for a little child to keep cool and collected when life doesn’t go his way.