Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Biting My Tongue

Over the past few years, and more so in the last year, Akila has become addicted to calling names when she is even just a teeny bit upset. I know at some point this will turn into swearing, and I dread that day.

I was asking her what kind of cereal she wanted this morning and was listing the options. She said, "yes". I asked to which one. She went ballistic. Called me stupid mom multiple times. It is so hard to remain patient and deal with her when she is like this. Same thing happened at bedtime. The 9 year old inside of me wants to call her stupid back. I really have to bite my tongue.


Mom of 7 said...

I know exactly how you feel! When Hannah gets like that, which is often, I sing B*I*T*C*H in my head. I sing it to the tune of B*I*N*G*O. Somehow it makes me feel a little better and she doesn't know I'm doing it. It is either that or go crazy!

Linda B. said...

I get the same feelings. I want to yell the names back at them. So far one of mine hasn't started swearing, but calls me a stupid idiot. That's fun when it happens out in public and you know it's best to ignore it. I'm sure people are discussing my parenting skills then.