Sunday, March 28, 2010

The "scream"

So, I acknowledge many weaknesses that I have. Now to do something about it.
For the last 4 weeks I have been attending the Triple P parenting class. I knew what I was failing in so went with a mind to improve those specific areas. It confirmed to me that the things I noted in my own parenting to be bad, are in fact bad. It also confirmed that I already knew how to fix them. The course was very good, and while there wasn't much new stuff that I hadn't already been aware of by gleaning books and from my teacher training, it did motivate me to actually implement them into my daily parenting. Funny that, huh? I actually need to implement them to make any difference!!
While I am doing a lot of things well, there are some things that need a LOT of work. I'm starting by giving myself weekly challenges.
Challenge for the week:


As you learnt from my previous post, I have a temper. So #1 on my list is to reign that temper in.
I'll let you know how I go.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The truth hurts

So I have been analysing a lot lately. This is both good and bad. I like to think I am a pretty realistic gal, generally being practical and clear-minded.
Here's a list of things that I've recognised for quite some time but am now finally ready to admit them to the blogging world.... (Don't brace yourself, it's not really very exciting.)

1. I am quite often more happy with my own company than the company of others'.
(Right, so I am like a total contradiction. I love to be out, I love talking and socialising with people. I jump at just about every opportunity to go out and socialise - except parties, not a party fan - but I don't like to get too involved. I keep myself aloof and distant so I don't have get involved in too many relationships because they take time, effort and come with all sorts of other issues. Quite plainly - I am lazy. It is a terrible way to be and one day I envision finding myself very lonely. Because one day people will get fed up of being my friend when it's not reciprocated.

2. I am a terrible cleaner. I do not know how to clean properly. Please do not look too closely at the window sills in my house - you will never come back. I promise.
But.... who wants to clean those and how? Take for example the wooden window frames on my kitchen windows. I scrubbed these clean not long ago (it was probably 2 mths go but it did seem not long ago...) and they are covered with mildew. Why? And how do I effectively clean these so it doesn't keep coming back? By the way scrubbing too hard with a scourer takes off the paint... oops!

3. I neglect my children. True story. I spend too much time on the computer or doing 'cleaning' and tell my children to 'go away'. Bad mother me.

4. I have an addiction to wasting HUGE amounts of time on the computer.

5. I have a terrible temper. Yes. I do. I get VERY easily annoyed and this comes out in my whole demeanour. Don't come too close when I'm in a mood.......

6. I have a slight case of road rage.
Hayden in the car this afternoon watching from the back seat as I slowed right down behind a car turning off the main road at 5km/hr. I think I grumbled, but ever so slightly...
Hayden: Oh stupid car! That was stupid. What a pain. Stupid man what did you do? I'm going to drive really fast and stop and go bang.
oh dear.......

7. I like to be in control. I think (?) this has been a recent development. I used to be quite a bit more easy-going but now I like to do (certain) things my way. And I dislike being told what to do.

8. I like to think I am 'a healthy eater' but I'm just kidding myself.

9. The tone of the home is indeed set by the mother.
(see point 5)

10. I am lazy. This covers so many of my other issues. They all stem from me feeling lazy a lot of the time. When I look at what others are able to accomplish I feel put to shame......

Perhaps that tells you a bit more about me than you knew!
Thanks for those who stroked my ego in response to my last entry. Really, I wasn't fishing for compliments but it was nice to receive them all the same! Very nice to know I'm loved a little.
Take care all. X

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Can I just say.......

I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE WHAT I AM DOING AS YW PRESIDENT. None what so ever. I think they picked the wrong person.

*now imagine me blowing a huge raspberry*