It finally happened… I lost it on the boy. And by lost it, I don’t mean I went all off screaming, hollering and beating the child, although it crossed my mind in a fit of hysterical laughter.
Yes, I lost it through hysterically laughing for at least 10 minutes.
With my kid doing the airplane thing on my legs and then sniffing me. As in like a dog sniffing me. Or one of those wild children you hear about raised by wolves with the slight crazed look in their eyes.
I thought of the Chucky doll.
I told him to “Stop it please” but by then I was already falling into the “I’m totally losing it with my kid and I have no urge to harm so this is probably good” vibe.
Pshaw all of y’all thinking I beat my kid and wrote a blog about it!
Then again, there are some serious nut bags out there. I mean I am crazy but I would never purposefully harm my child.
He is my everything but, I really get the whole, “I brought you in and I will take you out” mentality. I understand why some creatures eat their young. I really, truly do.
It isn’t those embarrassing in public moments necessarily either, although that does happen. It’s more like the 10th time you’ve told said offspring to do something and they either suddenly became deaf or all together leave the situation because apparently if I can’t see him, he isn’t there to get in trouble. The logic is perfectly fine for a 5 year old. In fact, 5 year old logic can make more sense at times than adults. Those are the moments I question my sanity.
So here I am laying on my bed laughing so hard I nearly spritz. My kid is on top of me and laughing so hard he is drooling on me, I’m getting grossed out but can’t move him because I am paralyzed with laughter. It really hurt.
I was torn.
I was laughing harder than I had in a while and I was also at my wits end because he won’t listen.
This is what they refer to as parenting hell. At least one form of it.
I was finally able to regain my composure and somewhat actually parent the boy. It’s hard to give a straight face when your face hurts from laughing so hard.
The good thing is that he knows he can always laugh with me and he loves making me laugh.
He knows he had better start listening or mommy may really loose it!
He also knows that I love him no matter what.
I think that is what this parenting thing is all about.
Keep hope alive!