As a child I remember loving Play-Doh, but my mom rarely let us play with it because of the mess. I say Boo to that! Lets make a mess. 🙂 I’d like to say I let Ellie play with it everyday, but it is kinda mess you know. 🙂 So this morning I decided to throw caution to the wind and bust out the Play-Doh.
We were having such a great time I guess Ellie forgot she had to go Pee Pee. Ok, so she had an accident. We clean up the mess. Change our panties and had a quick reminder talk about where we should go potty. Ok fine.
About 30 minutes later I hear the splatter of pee pee all over the chair and floor again. So we have another talk, clean up the mess and she tells me she’s sorry, she didn’t mean to. Ok fine.
About 40 minutes later I hear more splattering. OH MY GOSH CHILD!! We can go DAYS if not WEEKS with out a pee pee accident, but for some reason today was not our day. I’ll admit it. This time I lost my cool a little bit. That was it for the Play-Doh. I told her if she can’t handle playing with Play-Doh and making it to the potty then the Play-Doh get’s put away. It broke her heart to see the Play-Doh go back onto the shelf.
Now little Ellie is tucked in for her nap and I’m feeling horrible!!! I get so mad at myself for putting kabosh on Ellie fun. I know kids need to have discipline in their lives, but I sometimes worry that I tell her no because I can’t find the patience to deal with it. After the 3rd and final pee pee accident and everything was cleaned up, Ellie came up to me and said “You’re my best mommy ever!” ARGH!!! GUILT! There is nothing worst than the feeling of Mommy Guilt. I think I’m going to buy her a new pack of Play-Doh.
As I type this up I’m watching Jon and Kate plus 8. I think it might be adding to my guilt, because I’m finding myself sympathizing with Kate. Lately I’ve read so many articles critizing Kate Gosselin and how she treats her kids and husband. I gotta say, if I had 8 of Ellie I’d probably be the same way. I think to an extent I am the same way. Kids need to be kids, I get that, but there are times that my patience wears thin. I don’t want to be the Mommy who says no, just because I don’t feel like it, but some days… I don’t know. I think I might need a spa day.