Surely I’ve covered this topic before, but with a now 5-year-old daughter and a nearly 3-year-old son it’s still very current. Isn’t everything all about control these days? The more our lives overwhelm us with schedules and jobs and kids, the more we try to put our thumb on everything since we are in charge of hardly anything. Apparently Charlotte and Thomas think they are co-managers of our family. Dave and I are not supposed to sing in the car or dance around the house. We are to stand by the side of the car and SUV until the kids decide which door they want to get out and re-buckle the seatbelts in case one of us gets to it when they wanted to do it themselves. Not only that, we have to pick out specific pajamas for them and use a certain kind of toothpaste plus, in Dave’s case, race around the kitchen like a short order cook on a daily basis. Of course we aren’t the best employees and don’t always comply… but some times we do just to keep the peace in our world with little tyrants. I always say I’m a pretty laid back person, but when it comes to control issues I think the reason I don’t have them is I was blessed with a husband who usually agrees with me. Except when it comes to our parenting styles. So I guess we’re all trying to tell the other family members what to do and it’s, at times, complete chaos. As for trying to control on the job… it’s rampant. All these men who must have little to no control at home are running around telling their female counterparts what to do on the job. Just to feel masculine, I guess. I get it, your wife wears the pants. My kids wear them.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 37
This post was written by Tara on July 25, 2011