Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sorry, little man

Lethargy can make one very short. And I mean my temper.

Serves me right for sleeping late, or early, depending on how you see it, at about 2.15am almost every night. And being waken up at 7.20am with the little rascal all over me, knee-ing and elbow-ing, occupational health safety should not be limited to workplace only.

Already with a cloudy brain, I tried rushing us to the pool for his swim lesson. Boys being boys, he chose to switch to 'selective hearing' mode when I called out to him to change. I gave the usual signal.

ONE!


TWO!

Sometimes he will come running by this time, sometimes he won't. I have been slack lately not to act on three. And so,

THREE!

No footsteps running.

He heard MY footsteps approaching him and he started looking at me, all the while watching Winnie The Pooh. Don't even ask, I didn't switch it on for him! He panicked and started running on the spot, a sign that he knew that he was going to get smacked.

Smack him I did! And scolded him for not listening to me. His mouth turned downwards, tears welling in his eyes.

Sowwy mummy.

Now you tell me who had who wrapped with whose fingers?

9 comments:

Bernard said...

Awwww... kesian... :-(

Health Freak Mommy said...

LOL.... 1...2....3.... is my favorite line too with my 2 gals and it works like magic!

Elly said...

must be the lack of sleep! poor Aidan! hard one or just a soft soft smack?

BTW, I hv that nice award for u too!

Sweetpea said...

bernard - haaww.. i know :( it's me, but hope he should act by THREE the next time, eh? :P

HFM - good on u. too bad not always the case with me.

Sweetpea said...

elly - i was already short, u think it was a soft smack or not? :P

and thanks for the award :)

Simple American said...

My missus could have learned something from you.

Sweetpea said...

eerrrmm... you mean the shouting part, of the softy heart part? :P

LiL'deviL said...

I know what you mean. My boy is so naughty these days that his hands are red many times. I cannot tahan already then I smack him. But after seeing his hand turned red I felt so bad. It's just so HARD! I really wonder how others cope with this.

allthingspurple said...

sweetpea, he is such a sweet little boy for actually obeying u at the count of three (most instances, anyhow). I wish that would work on my 6 year old Kimberly. I had to resort to threats (threats of throwing her collections away)