dress ~ c/o Swaychic*
shoes ~ Urban Original
earrings ~ F21
bracelet ~ thrifted
i'd like to think that i'm a good mom. we have two great kids – they are polite and smart and creative and funny. and sometimes they are real jerks. there, i said it. my kids can be jerks. they fight and tattle and push and even lie sometimes. summers are the worst. they lose the structure of school and the hours of discipline that come with being in class all day. now don't get me wrong...every kid deserves a fun and free summer. every kid should know what it's like to run through a park, swim in a lake, bike around the block, and walk to get ice cream on a long summer day. but after 90 of those days, kids tend to get a little crazy and wild...and they can turn into jerks.
yesterday morning, as i was getting into the shower, i looked down the stairs and happened to see henry push eva off the small landing at the bottom of the stairs. this isn't the first time he has pushed or hit her – lately it has become his way of dealing with things. and i don't like it.at.all. so, without thinking, i called for him to come upstairs and i proceeded to have a talk with him about how this isn't the way of dealing with anger, that he needs to calm down, count to 10, walk away, or reason with his sister if he is angry. i noticed that he was increasingly uncomfortable, and i thought to myself, "yes, i am doing a great job of explaining to him how he needs to behave. this is excellent parenting." i gave myself a metaphorical pat on the back. and then i realized his discomfort wasn't coming from me telling him what's what. it was coming from the fact that before i started disciplining him, i was seconds away from getting in the shower....so you can only imagine.
so i'm asking you all for advice today...parent or not...how do you deal with a naughty kid? (correct answer: with clothes on.) but seriously, any advice would be welcomed!
*on a completely unrelated note, you should check out swaychic.com. they have an ever-changing array of gorgeous and affordable clothing, including a section called "under $30 dresses". this asymmetrical, cut-out detailed lace number will be my new go-to cocktail/wedding/dinner-out-on-the-town dress for the summer. the site is easy to browse, with labels such as "floral", "brights", and "vintage inspired", and the quality of the pieces seem to be top notch!