Today is the day the Lord has made

  • I am spending the morning here today. I cant wait. I love this sort of thing. To be pampered and forced to relax for 3 hours shall be a little piece of heaven.
  • My son woke up this morning in a mood that can only be described as thunderous. The reason – he ate all the boxes of smarties I had bought for their treat day and was mad with me when I said he won’t get a treat this week as a result. But bear in mind that this happened yesterday afternoon – clearly he slept on it and did not like the consequences.
  • Kiara has been promised a bird. By my mother. It has caused great trauma. I learnt a while ago not to promise Kiara things – it does not work as a form of discipline (my mom has said if she learns her words and sleeps with the light off she gets the bird). All that happens is she throws a tantrum each time you say “remember no words no bird” (or whatever else you promised) and I think my mom said it about 60 000 times yesterday. MUCH FUN!
  • I have started studying. I write my first exam on the 7 May. It sounds far away but its not. I have lots of work to get through.
  • In case you are new and haven’t gone through yesterdays post I will tell you quickly that tomorrow I am being injected with RADIO ACTIVE GAMMA RAYS!
  • I am missing Sally. She set off into the wilderness with her kids and her significant other a few days ago with their destination Cape Town but I have not heard a word from her.
  • My shrink forced me into the realisation that my mother parented me in exactly the way I am trying not to parent Kiara and this is why she does what she does with her. Its like re-living my childhood all over again.
  • I wrapped up all of the gifts the kids and I chose for Nhin – there is alot of pretty pink stuff 🙂 So exciting.
  • If you are looking for new blogs to follow then you have to read the Reluctant Mom. She is hysterical!
  • Also in case you missed my million posts,tweets, emails and FB updates – we have started a new little venture. It is here. Go check it out and tell me I am fantastic!
  • I don’t check my stats but David is a numbers boy so I needed to add J2J to Google Analytics and while there I checked my stats quickly. F2F has increased 82% but this site has decreased 1.8%. That made me happy and sad. Happy that F2F is doing so well but sad because HarassedMom is my first blog and is very special to me I don’t want people to stop coming here. So I promise to post more exciting stuff..maybe…tomorrow :-p
  • I miss Ansie also. And our saturday afternoons in the garden!

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9 Comments

  1. 4 March, 2010 / 9:22 am

    Well, I look out for your HarrassedMom posts every day. Feels a bit more like a conversation with *you* than F2F does…

    Good luck with your mom & Kiara – it’s extremely difficult when grandparents impose their own ideas and opinions on you with regard to the raising of your children, especially when you are forced to live very closely together… It’s why my in-laws and I have a very strained relationship. (Well, that and a number of other reasons I’ve given up trying to understand.)

    I hope you have a wonderful time at the spa this morning and leave there feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world!

  2. 4 March, 2010 / 9:23 am

    Enjoy your day of papmering, sounds like absolute bliss!

  3. 4 March, 2010 / 10:05 am

    Ai, enjoy the spa! Why is it always so difficult with mothers and our kids? Mine is doing ok now after a bit of drama, but I guess in your case it is even more complicated being so close.

  4. 4 March, 2010 / 10:42 am

    I don’t think grandparents can easily refrain from interfering in the raising of their children’s lives, especially when they think they are right or when they are trying to fix a mistakes they made when they raised their children. When I first got Baby, I went to live with my parents so I’d have some hands-on support. It soon became very clear that my mother wanted to be a mother again, and I have very different parenting styles and that I had strong feelings about the way she raised me. She could make me so angry so fast! Thank God Pappa could see it wasn’t working, and was brave enough to ask me to leave. He didn’t say it in a bad way; he just mentioned that whatever I was afraid of being a single mom alone in the city was way better than living with them and fighting with my Mom about every parenting issue. I was THE mom, and my Mom was not going to let me be unless I left, he said. Now my mom has adjusted and she’s very happy to be a gran.

  5. 4 March, 2010 / 12:54 pm

    I truly hope the Spa day is the first of more of the same…

  6. Addie
    4 March, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    Your blog is normally the first I read …
    Enjoy the pampering to the moon and back!!!

  7. 4 March, 2010 / 1:29 pm

    Enjoy the spa! Hope the radio active gamma rays are much better than they sound! xxx

  8. 4 March, 2010 / 9:16 pm

    Hey you, glad to read your update after my Olympics hiatus. Your personal blog is the one in my reader and the one I’ll always read. I usually click through to F2F via Facebook or Twitter when the topic sounds catchy 🙂

    Enjoy your pampering xo

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