01 June 2009

Sunday Morning Frustration

In my previous post, I wrote about what a crazy busy weekend we had. Yesterday morning, as we got ready for Church, I was hormonal exhausted.

I sent the older boys upstairs to get dressed for Mass. They came down in winter shirts. I know I live in the north, but it isn't cold here anymore. I sent them back upstairs to change into short sleeve shirts.

Drew came to show me what he was wearing, and he was in an appropriate shirt, except it was filthy. I told him once more to go up and change. In the smarty pants tone that is only Drew these days, he asked, "Why do I need to change AGAIN?" I looked at him and said, "because there is CRAP all over that shirt!" In the truly innocent way that a child who has never heard his mother say this word can say, he responded, "Mom, what's crap?" At that point, I told him the shirt was dirty, he needed to change and not to use that word ever again.

For the next few hours, I carried some guilt over the word choice, until I was told by a couple other mothers that I could have said something MUCH worse. I have no idea what kind of words they are talking about! ;)

10 comments:

Shannon said...

Sundays are always crazy at our house too! Don't feel bad! You are not the only one! BELIEVE ME! LOL♥

mommytoalot said...

Oh we all have mornings like those. And yes..crap is mild to what you could have said.
hope today was a better morning for you.

Meghan said...

Yeah, you could have said an even worse word, so be glad that was what you said other than something else :)

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

I found you on Raggedy Ann's blog.I like your design for her blog.I am trying to get my daughter to come help me with mine.Lol This old women can't catch on too but so much.
I see you are expecting a little girl.Blessings over you and your pregnancy.
Elsie <><

Kim H. said...

Um, lots of parenting moments over here I'm not so proud of these days. We've all been there and done that -- and believe you me, I'm sure you could have said worse. Don't beat yourself up!

Hang in there!

Nancy said...

Nope. Don't have any idea what kind of words you mean! :)

Aussie Therese said...

lol. I remember when I told my 14 year old to stop being such a B*&%^. Her eyes got really wide and she was so shocked that I used such a word that she apologized straight away.

Later she said to me I never thought I would hear you say that mum.

Herd Momma said...

You don't know how happy I am to read this post. I love your honesty and sharing. This happens to me more times that I care to admit. And I feel terrible. Nice to be reminded I'm human.

Sarah said...

I'm not even hormonal and can't keep my trap shut on the naughty words . . . we all trip up now and again and you corrected yourself pretty good. Hang in there! God bless you!!!!

Sydney said...

I told the dog to shut up today... while we were eating lunch. And Alex goes "OOOOOH... you said 'Shut Up!' That's really naughty mommy." With all the sassiness that a three year old can muster. I had to apologize... or put myself in the naughty corner.