Thursday, August 21, 2014
You can tell when you have been married a long time when you are willing to be apart for it. But we are together in heart and spirit. We talked this morning and sent ecards to each other. DH says that he is getting to the point where he doesn't want to be around the grandkids and kicked them out of the house to play until their mother came back from her run. They are both very spoiled and unfortunately their mother gives in to them and isn't consistent with discipline. My DH said when he was alone for the four days with them that they listened well and he managed to get them on a walk everyday. They whined a little but they didn't refuse to do it and they need the exercise, especially the granddaughter who is very chunky and lazy. Anyway as soon as "mom" got home they refused to go on the walk with Papi and their bad behavior returned. I hate to see them being so spoiled. It breaks my heart. They get anything they want and Lyla who is 6 still has tantrums. Very sad. I told my DH that I am not sure I will make it a whole month with them in the fall as I am a discipline person when we are in charge with is every morning and every afternoon, they won't be able to get away with crap with me. It's funny though when they visited here and I disciplined Lyla she would cry and pitch a fit but would listen to me...and then like 5 minutes later would be just fine and would try and be extra sweet to me to gain my love again which of course I gave to her. She wants rules. She does so much better with rules but Mommy wants them to like her. I believe you can't be a "friend" to your children but you need to be a "Mother" and help form them to be responsible young adults. You aren't raising children you are raising people to grow up and be contributors. Oh well enough of that soapbox.
On another note, yesterday when I went to visit FIL I hung the sign on his wall and he smiled. I reviewed the chart of what he ate the day before and it was evident that he was trying as there were many entries. So that tough love is going well and I do believe he is trying.
Today for my anniversary I will walk the doggies, get a facial and then I signed up for an on line seminar for hormones and autoimmune.
Hope you all have a great day.