Friday, March 5, 2010

The Bickersons…

The Bickersons…

verb (used without object) engage in petulant or peevish argument; wrangle: The two were always bickering.
noun angry, petty dispute or quarrel; contention.

I feel like we should change our family name to the Bickersons… Not for Kurt and I, but for our kids.
For some crazy reason things have been totally nutty at the Hines household. It is a double-edged sword kids with cell phones. My phone has been blowing up with text messages and voicemails about the “drama “ unfolding at home, school, or on the bus.
Some of the texts are humorous and some of them are so far beyond me… My “perfect” children would never drop the “f-bomb” would they? Yes, is the answer…

TEXT: mom i said the f word to brock bc i freaken hate him
Sophia :)

TEXT: you can just ground me dad will yell at me to much
Sophia :)

What are they learning on that school bus?
In my head I have so many different ideas on how to handle this but when I come face to face with them I become like a squid (no backbone). Kurt has been the “heavy” for me. Although if I keep eating and not working out I will have to take over that position by default.

I think what it boils down to is we need to teach our kids patients. This is where all the snappiness comes from. Button pushing is another issue. So as we come to a resolution, I will just have to learn to rule with an iron fist, or a spongy hand.


Sue said...

I love that Sophia swears, tells you and still has a smiley face after her name. I think it's the weather. They just need a little less snow and a little more sunshine!!! Hang in there Jilly!

Jenny said...

My kids manage to swear on keep it on the down low. I still catch them at it on occasion. Although they've been smart enough not to get caught dropping any F bombs. This too shall pass. One of mine was recently commenting on how much they were beginning to like a sibling that had previously annoyed them. See? It all comes around eventually! Hang in there Bob!