And then there was screaming

Jul 21, 2005

#Rants and Raves

We’re not going. Kids have a way of laughing in the face of plans. Laugh, LB. LAUGH. You win.


  1. “I don?t scream. I?m very very passive aggressive. See? I?m BLOGGING about how pissed off I am. I?m not DOING anything about it. Mr. Flinger hates that. He?d rather I threw things, screamed and cussed. But instead, I blog. “

    We should switch hubby’s, I do yell back some times and cry and put Eli in his room for time out while I bang my head on the wall, punch the wall or throw things and Ben hates that, I’m sure he’d rather I blog it lol

    And you are definitely not alone. When Eli goes into full screaming, crying, throwing himself on the floor, cry till he violently coughs mode I get so upset and fill with self doubt- Obviously I’m a bad mother, right? If I were a good one I’d KNOW what he wanted and he wouldn’t get like this, right?  Ben’s come home to me on the kitchen floor crying plenty. Once he came home and I was bawling because I DROPPED THE CORN after an already stressful baby day.

    *hugs* You aren’t alone.

    By Sarah on 2005 07 21

  2. ugh… new teefers coming in, or what?

    By Erin on 2005 07 22

  3. les, you are so not alone.  clara and LB do the same thing… cry it out and then puke it out.  i’ve gotten so used to the routine that i know when it’s going to happen.  and the screaming… don’t get me started on that. 

    usually clara is overly tired so i put her in her room with her milk and favorite blanket…and close the door.  she cries, of course. if after around 15 min she is still crying, i go back inside and check on her.  she’ll want me to lie beside her and within 5 min. she’s fast asleep. 

    i’m sorry you’re doing through the same thing.  i guess that’s what happens when we have “spirited” children to whom we are moms to.  hang in there.

    By maiji on 2005 07 22

  4. I’m so sorry Les.  It must be awful to listen to her screaming for hours, and not being able to calm her down.  I hope both of you got some rest last night!  Hang in there.  (And we’ll just reschedule the girl’s weekend.  I’m not going anywhere!)

    By Paige (CoraBelle) on 2005 07 22

  5. Leslie, you’re not alone!  I know that powerless feeling when you’ve tried everything and too exhausted to think up new things to try.  Sometimes we both cry.  Sometimes you just have to turn the car radio up louder.  Sometimes my husband gets home and I just hand her our child and I leave to go for a walk or drive.

    Make sure you get some YOU time this weekend.  And remember, MOST of the time, the connection you and LB share is wonderful. The bond between mother and child is amazing…and often exasperating!

    By Amy_M on 2005 07 22

  6. So sorry!  gulp  It’s hard to deal with screaming children and then the dissapointment of losing “your” time…  long face

    By Holly on 2005 07 22

  7. Thanks y’all. smile I love that I’m not alone. I wish some of you were HERE to hang out with in person, but at least there’s the Internet kiss

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2005 07 22

  8. since you’ve given me permission to stalk you, i would definitely drop by your house in a heartbeat and let LB and Clara loose….IF I LIVED CLOSER TO YOU!!!

    in my place, my “care package” is ready to be shipped to you.  the company had a problem printing out shipping labels this week which is why you haven’t received anything yet.  just giving you a heads up… kiss

    By maiji on 2005 07 23

  9. Thanks, Maiji! I have THE BEST READERS EVER!!! grin You rock, girlie!

    Jen.. You had me crackin’ up. “And a weenie of course.” Buhahahaha… Hope things get better out there, too. Snot sucks.

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2005 07 23

  10. Oh, it’s so damn hard sometimes, Leslie!  We’ve all been there!  Hugs…

    By Marie on 2005 07 25