What exactly is with my children? Perhaps I have had blinders on these past several years.
- But, I don’t ever remember them being so willing to pop off at my wife & I.
Have I somehow given some sort of tacit approval for this sort of behavior? I don’t what it is. My kid told myself and others I was stupid the other afternoon. And he meant it. I was stunned & had to do all I could to not confront him as though I would another man. My kid is no better. She talks to her mother like she is some sort of servant. Again, I have to reign it in a bit on the fight. Yet, this just can’t go on any longer. If it’s not nasty comments then it’s complaints about virtually everything. The Heating & Air Conditioning in our house is a constant topic of complaint. Nobody is ever happy with the temperature setting in our home. Someone is consistently complaining about being too tepid or too cold. Nine times out of more than nine it is 1 of the children. It finally reached a chopping point about a week ago. The kids were sitting in front of the thermostat arguing over the setting. I asked them to lower their voices. In unison, they responded by yelling shut up at me. That was it. I didn’t lose control but my temper flared & I got loud. I was intense enough to shut them up & make their eyeah go wide. I then moved the thermostat to where I wanted it & sent them to their room. I dared them to leave their room. When I calmed down & had the opening to speak with my wife about what transpired, I then followed my words up with action. I lowered the boom & I should have done it some time ago.