April 5, 2012

Too tired to rest

It's a good thing Funny Girl's eye is better because I'm pooped.  Today was supposed to be a day of rest for this stupid cough, but it's not been what I was hoping for.

Last week, a friend posted an article on FB about how to parent strong-willed children.  I mentioned at the time that a lot of the ideas in the article were things we did when Geshtro was younger, and with the girls now.  However, most of those things no longer work with Geshtro.  In particular, the first one, avoid power struggles by using routines and rules is a daily argument.

Today's reason for not being able to vacuum was because I needed to rest and it would disturb me.  I keep reading that if there is something that I would like done and it's important to me, that I should do it myself.  This would be instead of feeling angry that no one else is doing it.  Personally, I think this is pretty crappy advice, because I don't live alone and I don't make most of the messes.  I don't think it's unreasonable to expect the kids to help out around the house.  And I don't think it's unreasonable to want to have a nice living environment.

But today I was too tired to argue the ridiculousness of his reasoning and I did it myself.  I guess I could have just left it, but I was trying to make a point.  I don't think he got it.

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