Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekly NPSA meeting


Hello my visitors. I will now bring this meeting to order. As always, I will go first.

Hello! My name is Julie and I am a neglectful parent. This week I would like to start off by saying that I have tried to fix this issue. Really, I have. So I am just going to jump in and tell you what it is.

I am mentally violent. NO, I don't belittle my children. I don't call them stupid or do anything like that. I am violent in my head. There are times I can picture biting someone- REALLY HARD! There are times I envision punching someone hard enough to knock the wind out of them. Of course, I think I am stronger than I really am, and I probably would actually never be able to hit that hard, but I admit I think about it A LOT!

How does this coincide with parenting and being neglectful? Well, not so much neglectful and just being a bad parent in general. What kind of parent wants to draw blood from a bite? ME, that's who. Maybe I have been reading too many vampire books.

Ya wanna know something really funny? This all started when I was super little. My younger sister and I would bite each other. Our favorite place to bite- the eyebrow. Do you have any idea how hard it is to bite someone's eyebrow? With your nose and chin to get in the way you have to turn just a certain way, and even then, there are some eyebrows that due to facial design will never be bitten. Go ahead, try.... I'll wait.

Are you back? So, what did you think? Weird, huh?

Now, I do have to say that although I am mentally violent I learned early on that if I was ever thinking about doing something to my kids I walked away. You know, those times when the little chillins won't stop crying and you just want to squeeze all of the air out of them so they can't cry anymore? I know I am not the only one! Please, tell me I am not the only one! Well, through help from my parenting and child development courses in college I learned a few tricks to helping get through those times. That is not to say that I don't still yell and sometimes have to put myself in time-out so no harm is done, but I do have things I do to help me not hurt my kids.

Okay, so talking to Melinda on Bloggy Blather the other day she told me that some peeps don't get her humor. After typing up this post I was thinking that I am pretty sure that peeps are going to be calling Family Services on me. So, here is where I am pleading with Kristina- can I name drop when they come to my door? Do you have input for me so that I can weasle my way out of this? Let me know.

Theme Song- Gnarles Barkley's CRAZY! Good song. Makes me giggle. Maybe that is because most days I am pretty sure I am crazy.