I had a parenting fail today. F.A.I.L
My morning was a little crazy today.
It didn't start off that way.
No. In fact, it was pretty calm and relaxed.
I got the big kids off to school. Isaac was watching cartoons, while I was enjoying a cup of coffee.
The phone rings.
It's the school nurse (again. 3rd time this week.)
A's had an accident. He needs to come home and take a shower.
It's 8:20. I have to leave at 9:00 to take Isaac to school.
Crap, I say to myself.. I haven't gotten Eliza dressed.
Isaac's lunch isn't packed.
Can I wear my slippers to pick him up?
Then comes the anger.
This is his 4th accident in two weeks. (The first 3 were #1. This was #2.)
We've been to the dr. and nothing is wrong. He's either 1. Lazy or 2. Scared to ask his teacher
He won't tell me what happened. Or when it happened.
He's laughing, thinking it's fun to go home and take a shower in the middle of the day.
I lose my patience. I ask him again what happened and when.
He suddenly "can't talk" because his "throat is scratchy."
Lies. All lies. *sigh*
Patience lost again.
Urge him to take a shower quickly. Fast! We've GOT TO GO!
Take him back to school, where I realize he's embarrassed.
It's at this point that I am, too. My behavior until now was atrocious.
I was thinking about how he inconvenienced ME.
Not at all about how embarrassing it would be for HIM.
I feel like crying. I totally failed.