Monday, March 9, 2009

The Mom Voice

I didn't want to use it, but there has come time. Emma Jane is just a playful spirit, and I have not been able to have her take me seriously. She will always look at me and laugh anytime I try to punish her...until tonight.

I finally developed my "Mom" voice. The "you know you're in trouble voice." The "I mean business voice." It is not a yell, just a firm, stern voice. And, I hate using it. I hate using it on Emma Jane who is so sweet and kind and innocent. But, I really have tried everything.

I guess the good thing is that I found something that worked. But, everytime I use my stern, mom voice, I just want to hug her and tell her I love her more. I want to play with her more.

Oh, the joys of punishing. I guess I will have many years of using my "mom" voice. But, I am definitely not used to it.


Nancy said...

Emma Jane is so sweet. Sometimes it's hard being the 'mom'. I think you are doing a wonderful job raising your kids.

Nicole said...

Well, I am truly amazed that you made it this long. I have had my mom voice for quite a while, oh, and it is a yell. What?? I can't help it I am a loud person. My poor kids!!! ;)

Crazy Lady said...

the fact that ej is over two and you haven't had to use the mom voice sickens me.

may one of your children please have the spunk of mine so you can relate :)

Lindsey said...

I think discipline is the hardest ever. For some reason, I never imagined myself having to do it (when I had my first newborn). It is not fun. I guess it is just finding what works. Still trying to find that out..:)