October 22, 2008

Angry with Mummy


At this moment, I'm not my daugther's most favorable person. She is angry with me, eyes all wet while she is doing her math homework. Why the tears? Because she is being punished. Her Brownie troop was suppose to meet at 4.00pm at a pumpkin/corn maze farm. Greg and I waited in the car for her school bus to arrive. All she needed to do was to go to the bathroom then jump into the van for a 30 minute ride to the farm. I warmed up the her macaroni cheese for her to eat in the car and had snacks ready for the trip.

Rewind back to this morning.... I told her that she has forgotten her Reading book for 3 days and she needs to make sure she brings it home today. She has comprehension test on Friday and I'm trying to teach her to do things in advance and not last minute.. so bring the book home on Thursday doesn't work... I warned her that I would cancel the Brownie trip if she didn't bring the book home.....

Back to present time... here Greg and I were all excited that she is home and all ready for a fun evening... until I realize her school bag was way too light and that there isn't a Reading book in sight... So here I am hating myself for being the mean person but I have to keep my word and be the Mom that I don't like ... the strict mean mommy... I was forced to dissapoint both the kids and said.. "Greg, get out of the car, we are not going anymore." So, I dragged all the food and warm clothing out of the car. I made the dreaded call to the Troop leader to tell her we won't be there.

Gilly is still upset but I guess she will learn that she has responsiblities, and the most important one is.. studies and homework comes first. Let see...she has a birthday party to attend this Saturday, and I wonder if she will be missing out on that.... oh.. I can't wait till she is a teenager!!!!!

5 comments:

junoqua on 22 October, 2008 20:23 said...

Poor Gilly but some things have to done before they realise the seriousness of mommy's words. Good mommy :)

Beachlover on 24 October, 2008 02:18 said...

don't worry,she will get around.She old enough to know her fault.Mishu have the same problem.Whenever I ask her to write her NOTE for her music lesson,she will cry.Told her if she refused to do her homework,then no TV for her.But her daddy keep saying she not ready yet! aiyaya!!pening kepala

MJ Tam on 26 October, 2008 22:46 said...

Doesn't it suck when we have to actually take something away from them that we know they absolutely love?! But I guess, as a parent - we gotta do what we have to do.

Agnes C on 04 November, 2008 23:30 said...

it's hard to discipline our children at times. guess after what you did, they will be more responsible in the future.

Jane of All Trades on 10 November, 2008 10:25 said...

Juno: its heartbreaking but we have no choice..

Lee: wow... I love your comments or in this case a "blog in a blog". Yes, I want my kids to be responsible adults. I don't want to be a lame parents who always have excuses for their children's actions like Scott Peterson's mom or Cindy Anthony. I want to be proud of my kids like you do. Kids have it harder these days and I don't want them to make wrong choices.

Lesley: ya, I was forced into piano and hated it... long story short.. I teach piano now and I refuse to teach a student who doesn't want to learn esp when they are too young... and maybe it would be better to back off Mishu for awhile...

MJ: yes, it sure sucks.. and I hope I don't have to take Breakfast with Santa away...

Agnes: thanks for dropping by. Gilly is behaving better ... we shall see how long this will last.

 

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