Today at work the discussion revolved around food. Cooking it, eating it, was it healthy, are certain foods killing us? As a fat kid at heart, food is life. I am personally addicted to tacos and have no shame. As I am getting older however, foods are starting to not like me as much as I like them. I am starting to realize I may have to cut some stuff out, as well as I read an article that their may actually be Rat Poop in processed food!.
Sugar is my best friend, my husband frequently asks me if I want some coffee with my sugar. I am not ignorant to the fact that cutting down on this one ingredient could greatly increase my quality of life, but as a normal american with an IDGAF attitude I continue to ignore it. I guess I’ll keep on keeping on in my stubborn ways until i’m forced to stop. ‘Merica!
Back when my kids were toddlers I read a status update on social media that simply said ” I don’t negotiate with terrorists”. Since that day this has been my motto when it comes to parenting. All children are in fact little terrorists, they whine, throw fits, hit, bite, and scream just to get their way. Before I installed this matter of thinking my house was crazy. My children are only 16 months apart which meant two toddlers. As a young mom, and professional raccoon removal tech, I had no idea what I was doing and I would try everything just to make them stop screaming.
Now my children are a bit older, approaching the pre-teen stage, and I have my Medical Marijuana Florida Card. All they do is push my buttons to test their limits and argue with each other. With my no negotiation strategy they have learned that no means no and if they argue with me it’s only going to get them grounded in some way.
This tactic does take some time to establish and get use to. Your kids will scream, they will remove themselves from time out, they will fight back as hard as their little selves can. The best thing to remember is that you are the parent. You are in control of the situation, not them. They are a tiny person that completely relies on you to survive, you have all the power. Use it.