1. Oh girl, I am sorry…I know those kinda days are so rough!! Hoping the second half of your day improves a lot.

    I totally know whatcha mean about the “more kids” question. I hate it when people ask me that. I feel like that’s no one’s business but ours, and you’ll know we’re having another one when we announce we’re pregnant. Lately I’ve been asked by several people if we’re going to have another one soon which is such a weird question to get when he’s not even home!

    • So far the 2nd half of my day is going a lot better. Ezra took a short nap and has been playing confined in his room. Going to get him out and do some fun stuff with him in just a minute!

  2. I agree with Beka – people asking about your plans for children is really none of their business! I always hated being asked, and I’m sure I’ll hate it even more now. But the part where Ezra said “Sorry I didn’t obey, amen” is just so cute!

  3. Amanda

    I totally get the “when are you having more kids” question all the time. But I have NO problem saying “HA more kids? Are you serious? These 2 are enough…did you not just see my youngest take off his sandal and hit his brother with it? Ya…and that’s a moment I can deal with. Try being at home with them 24/7. No thank you no more kids, cats or dogs!”

    So Aprille….when your son smacked you? You actually smacked him back? Where did you smack him? On his hands…or right on his face like he did to you? Because I have been having a few issues with my kids smacking lately and I don’t want to do anything back because there’s the whole don’t hit your kids things….which I am for because I don’t want people thinking I would ever harm them and start beating them or anything so I don’t even lay a hand on them because I’m afraid if they say to school or something my Mom spanked me or something along those lines, I’ll have children’s aid all over me. And I was worried that if I hit them maybe they will take that as it’s ok to hit. But it certainly isn’t ok for them to hit me either. So as a parent I honestly feel like my right to be a parent that can keep their kids under control has been taken away from me. I would never ever hurt my children like I’ve seen horror stories on the news but yeah I probably would have given them a spanking once or twice on those really uncalled for moments, I’m just too scared. So I didn’t know what to do. But if you smacked your son when he smacked you…..AND you weren’t afraid to write it on the internet then maybe it’s not as harmful as some people say it is.

    But thanks for another great entry and I’m sorry your Monday sounded just about as hectic and annoying as my Monday was lol.

    • Amanda, this day I actually smacked him right back on the cheek. This is not something I recommend or am proud of by any means. It happened quickly and was very reactionary. This post was written two years, and since then we have been able to get a lot of professional parenting help through therapy for both ourselves and our son.

      Professionals are very divided on the issue of physical discipline, however spanking is still legal in most states I believe. I recommend looking into parenting and discipline resources in your area if you can. I feel like non-punitive discipline options are always preferable over physical discipline, but I also know how hard parenting can be. We use a mix of both, as I mentioned, under the care of professionals who have guided us into what is healthy, appropriate, and best for our son.

      This was the only time I ever smacked him this way.

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