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01/04/2013 at 21:39
When I am driving is when B talks and asks me hundreds of different questions.
He then came out with the above statement. The guilt rather overwhelmed me. I then said I tended to shout when I was cross and I got cross when they did something which was naughty and I would feel cross in response to that.
He said he understood that but that I shouted at them when they ahdn't done anything naughty.
I asked for examples.
He said I shouted at them when he and U had got near the train platform edge and also when they had climbed on a train which they shouldn't had. So.... when they had been naughty then.
He then agreed that I only shouted when cross Which actually made me feel slightly relieved, although still slightly guilty.
01/04/2013 at 23:10
Mine would probably say the same! Don't worry. Sometimes you just have to shout.
Mine also save up their most bizarre and complicated questions for car journeys, especially Jack. I have driven a few wrong junctions up the M40 before as I was so deep in thought to answer some rather tricky Space-based questions. It's times like that I wish I was the kind of mum who would just hand them a DS or a DVD in the car, but I'm not, so deep question time it is then!
02/04/2013 at 05:01
I think most mums shout QI, I screamed at Ella last week as she ran out into our carpark. It's very busy and the dear of her being hot by a car made me scream at her. She won't do it again! Oh and I give Ella an iPad or colouring in the car to avoid her asking questions galore!!
02/04/2013 at 10:06
All mums shout at some point, explain that even though he's not being naughty he's doing something that makes you a bit worried/scared. I try to explain to mine that I get cross in the car because sometimes they can be distracting and I worry that I'm not concentrating as much as I should, which is dangerous. I think it's good for children to know that we have our limits, I'd be wary of anyone who said they never shouted at their children, we can't be patient all the time, we have cross days too, just like they do. It's just not as socially acceptable for us to throw ourselves on the ground, kicking our legs....
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