I am the Mommy Grinch this year.
You cannot reward bad behavior with gifts. You cannot use Santa as a bribe if you’re not gonna hold up your word. So therefore, I cannot say if you misbehave and you continue to misbehave that you won’t have much for Christmas and then on Christmas morning there’s a tons of presents for said bad child.
We have been going thru our issues with our daughter and her behavior both at home and school. I had to put my foot down. I’m not even going to go into all the antics and issues we’ve gone thru recently but I’ve had enough. And apparently she’s not going to understand until something drastic happens.
That’s what this is. It’s the something drastic.
Jordan will have more gifts than she will this year. As a parent you try to keep everything equally numbered when it comes to gifts and stocking stuffers. But I have to show her that she has been shorted due to her behavior.
At first it didn’t bother me because I was just going to narrow the list down by a couple of items. No biggie right. Especially since one of those items was a more expensive item. But this week as I was on the hunt for a specific doll she wanted, I realized that this sucks for me too. I know she will be happy with what she gets but it’sthe “not being able to give” that’s bothering me now. And that’s because it’s out of stock and nowhere to be found and only place you can find it is Amazon where the price is being gouged. I will not buy a doll for $70 for a little girl who misbehaves!!!
Everyday I come home from work, hoping that I’m not about to walk into a war zone aka my house. Because it seems like everyday it’s something different with her and her school work, behavior, whatever. So earlier in the week I was feeling low and down because I couldn’t get her what she wanted. And then after coming home last night, and there still being more fuel added to the fire…I’m done. I’m officially done.
See, this is different from a Christmas where I can’t provide. I can and want to, but I won’t. Not with this behavior. At the end of the day, I no longer feel sad. I will probably get her one more toy but that is a decision that really may be made at the last minute, depending on her behavior. And honestly, that’s my Grinch heart trying to grow! lol Aside from that I’m done with toys, just a couple of clothing items, etc left.
Hopefully she gets it in check before Christmas because I want to be able to enjoy our traditions without it being a sour mood. Here’s hoping, anyway…