Can you guess who's 'Officer Bad' in our household?
Hubby and I usually play the bad cop/good cop parenting game
in a pretty subtle and balanced way.
One that ticks along just fine.
I don't need to be catering for my son's every last
(and often ridiculous)
whim for Magoo to know how much I adore him or for him to love me right on back,
so I seem to be the consistent, firm one - and that's okay with me.
On Saturday, the scales went a bit haywire around here.
The good cop/bad cop routine went up a notch and it more resembled
'greatest mate/worst Mum ever'.
I'm all for cramming as much fun into our day as possible,
but occasionally my nearest and dearest leaves me out there
swinging in the breeze on my own in discipline land.
In fact, the good cop seemed hell bent on causing chaos
and encouraging a sugar-fuelled feral uprising!
I cleaned, washed, tidied, cooked and nagged my way through the day
- trying in vain to bring back my usually fairly well mannered,
rested and obedient little man.
But I was the Chief of the Fun Police with no back-up.
The meltdown (Magoo's - not my much tamer version!) - she weren't pretty.
The poor boy was so hyped, exhausted and lacking his usual comfortable
boundaries he toooootally lost it by Saturday evening.
Thankfully, on Sunday normal transmission resumed around these parts.
Balance was restored, manners re-instated and we could ALL have some fun.
It was a blissful day filled with everyone's favourites - and minus the tantrums.
|The delicious Donna Hay brownies I won over at Posie's place.|
|Photo by Master Magoo.|
|Halle Berry eat your heart out.|
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