Sunday, August 9, 2009

Child Abuse - I Am Turning Myself In

Well, dear readers. I feel the time has come. My name may need to be submitted to social services. If you feel that my actions are not justified after reading this post, just let me know and I will give you all of my personal information and Social Services phone number just to save you a few steps in the reporting process.

I have popped my son in the mouth approximately 167 times since school started. I know I point out a lot of his "wilder" moments on here, but all in all he is a very well behaved child. However, since the first day of school we have spent a lot of time saying "NO" to requests from Mommy and Daddy and sticking out his tongue. On Monday night I told him he would not act that way and that his punishment would be a pop in the mouth (open handed of course, I'm not punching the kid in the face!). Obviously by the numerous times I have had to inflict this punishment it is working wonderfully. Yeah right.

So, I feel confident that it is only a matter of time before he starts announcing in random places like school, the checkout line at the grocery store, and the doctor's office that his Mommy hits him in the mouth all the time.

I wanted to give you all a head's up on my behavior before he spilled the beans, and as stated before, if you feel I have crossed the line, let me know and I will give you my information for Social Services.

Moms, what do I do to get him to stop with the mouth and the tongue?? Help!


Heather said...

I wish I could offer some advice but we've been having some behavioral issues since school started too. I have a second grader with a very smart mouth and a kindergartner throwing 2-year-old temper tantrums! I keep telling myself that it's just them trying to get in a routine but if they don't act better soon...somebody's gonna have to give me some nerve pills. Apparently they are being very good at school (which I'm glad of) but by the time they get home they are ready to bust I guess! Oh well, we still love 'em:o) Good luck!!