Friday, February 13, 2009

Parenting Blues....

Have you ever had one of those days when you kids just test every nerve that you have left? My little one is not feeling the best, coughing and runny nose and the like. I took him to the Dr. today and they gave me antibiotics and I just knew it was going down hill from there. You see W is the pickiest thing on the planet he won't eat hardly anything and if you try to get him to he has the WORST gag reflex. He gags, throws up, screams bloody murder....I knew getting him to take the medicine was going to be a job. It was. By the end of it there was crying, screaming, and a fair amount of yelling, and that was just me. He was sent to his room crying and not too happy with me. I've tried everything I can think of to make it easier. No luck. I feel like a complete failure as a mom for losing my temper, I just get so damn frustrated that I can't make him see that he needs to take it. The guilt afterwards just slams me down to the depths of depression and I get so mad at myself for letting a 3yr old get the better of me. I dread having to do it for the next 5 days, I just might pull out all my hair and run to the corner to bang my head repeatedly against the wall.


kellie said...

Try this:
Tell W why it is important to take it. Then ask him to do it himself. Let him get it out of the dropper and administer it himself. If this doesn't work, get DH to do it. Be that will change things.


jeff@sally said...

You are not a bad Mom. How do I know that? Because you are aware that you lost it. Because you care that you yelled. I have delt with a picky child and medicine. I am so ashamed of the way I ended up yelling and screaming at him. He is one of those kids who even when you get the medicine in he would gag and throw it up. We love our kids so much. Sometimes we need to step back and take some deep breaths. I hope he feels better soon.