Happy Happy Monday peeps!
We’re still on the DIY Date train, and MJ from Parscaeli is hosting October! Check out her site for details and due dates! Next month’s date is a good one! Join us and email either her or myself, your pics!
Now onto the Monday Mommy-isms…
I hate confrontation….hate fighting….hate the drama…it’s so dumb. Unnecesary even. But that’s not to say that the hubbs and I don’t fight.
We argue….boy, do we argue!
We get frustrated.
And when I have something to say…I say it.
Sometimes we fight (verbally only, jes so you kno) in front of the kids…bad move, I know. I used to think that we were bad parents, fighting in front of our kids. But sometimes issues arise out of nowhere…and what are you supposed to do?! “Zip it, Lock it, Put it in your pocket”…that’s what Annalise would tell you if she caught you yelling….mmm hmmm
It’s not the healthiest situation to put your children in. But then again, you don’t want them to NOT see you fight. It’s an unrealistic expectation to set forth on your children….that people don’t argue, that they don’t resolve conflicts.
We’re no where near perfect when it comes to conflict resolution…when I get angry, the Leo in me, flares up with pride…and sometimes it’s so difficult to come to a resolution. And the hubbs is no different….he’s a Taurus…nuff said! But for the most part, we resolve the best way we know how, and we do what works for us.
I don’t want the girls learning how to fight and resolve issues from someone else. As much as I hate for them to see us argue…I think it’s healthy for them to see us bump heads and then come to a conclusion. Teaches them to be true to their emotions, shows them compassion and how to come to an agreement.
I’m not saying that you NEED to fight in front of your kids…but don’t try to strive for perfection. Fighting is inevitable in any relationship…it’s healthy to argue and disagree. We’re not robots…things happen…life happens.
I don’t want to keep my children in a bubble…shielding them from all the bad in the world, and then one day releasing them into…well, the wild. Now, that would be bad parenting on my part.
Thoughts? Am I totally cray cray?
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