AT MY CHILDREN!
So I will write a blog instead because they have heard enough of my yelling today I'm sure of it.
I love my children but MAN..... they have done lost their F*in' minds lately!
Don't believe me? Let me share some exhibits:
A. Zane and Izeah where playing sword fight in the dining room with vacuum cleaner attachments (even though we have told them a thousand times to not do this) and they cracked our flat screen computer monitor.
B. They thought it would be funny to tear down the shower curtain at shower time. I managed to rig it back up until I could get a new one and what did they do? They SNUCK OUT OF BED to RIP IT DOWN AGAIN.
C. Izeah and Zane have both cut, torn and ripped the strings out of their window blinds.
D. Zak straight up ripped a book IN HALF!
E. I try to give them art supplies to play with and what did they do? They colored on the couch, the dining room table, and the walls.
I'm sure there's more over the last couple of months but these are some pretty big ones.
And I KNOW that boys will be boys, and kids will be kids.... but there HAS to be a limit SOMEWHERE.
And that limit finally has hit the fan as of today.
Mommy and Johnny are DONE. For our own sanity and for the health of our children, we are done being Mr. and Mrs. Nice Guy.
Sooooooo.... we have a small game plan.
On Saturday morning, we are taking all 3 boys to the bank. We are going to tell them that they can each take $10 out of savings because we are going to the store... (they'll think they get to buy toys) BUT when we get there.... Izeah will buy a new set of window blinds... Zane will buy a new set of window blinds.... and Zakari will buy a set of hangers for all the one's he thinks it's funny to break in half to get his clothes off of them. Then with the extra money, we are going to buy some poster boards and make personal little "rule posters" for each of their rooms.
These rules are going to fall under 3 categories.... (thanks Nina!)
1. Respect Yourself.
2. Respect Others.
3. Respect Your Environment. (and this includes all material things... like no peeing on the floor around the toilet cause you feel like it, or no breaking hangers, no ripping up coloring books because it's fun, etc.)
Think it'll work???
Anyone else have big moments like these? Where it just frustrates you to the point of exhaustion???
Wish us luck! :)