Monday, May 2, 2011

Bad Mood

This past weekend was uneventful...pretty much just hung out with friends and dealt with the bad mood being passed around our house like a virus.  Bad moods are so very contagious. 

And lately a lot of them have started with Jackson and his temper.  Our most challenging job as parents of late is teaching Jackson to keep his temper and anger in check.  Not sure why he has so much frustration-- he's only 3!  But heaven forbid we tell him "no" (he'll say "I'm so angry") or if he gets his shoes on the wrong feet or if he has a hard time getting a puzzle piece to fit and on and on. 

And his frustration passes to us, and we pass it right back to him (and Alyssa and Matthew).  Pretty much pollutes our house. 

So, this is our new challenge--get Jackson to manage his mood.  Should be easy, right?  I mean, he's 3 and at 36, I don't always do a very good job of it.  I guess in lieu of getting him to manage his mood, we need to find a way to better deal with it.  It's a lofty goal for a Monday. 

1 comment:

  1. HA!!! if you get this figured out - PLEASE - tell me the secret!!