Yesterday afternoon I was stuck in two hours of traffic to drive the 8kms to Honeybear’s school. There was a major accident on the N1 and I happened along to get caught in the traffic.
It is amazing how some people just cannot be bothered that we are all stuck there and do not just happen to be sitting on the highway because we have nothing better to do. Is it really necessary to be an idiot on top of it all? Driving in the emergency lane is not on…there is a fatal accident up ahead…the emergency people need to get to them. Do not block the road. Also, will it kill you to let me into traffic? I get onto the on-ramp and there is traffic ahead. I have to merge from the on ramp into the highway…if I do not, I will end up in the concrete barrier on the side. Surely letting me in, is not going to make you any later?
Anyway, I managed to get Honeybear and we still had to do shopping for the weekend. He was a perfect angel. Yesterday he and I were like conjoined twins. We did everything together. He did not make one unhappy peep the entire time. This morning we were once again glued to each other, with only slight unhappiness about waking for school. I spoke about the fishing trip and the things we would do and he was convinced enough to get moving and hasten through the day.
I spoke to his teacher this morning, and I am ashamed to say I started crying too. She said he is actually one of the better behaved kids in the group and is polite. His only issue is that he will not do anything he does not want to do. He is clear upfront about what he wants and he sticks with it. She said, in her opinion , his tantrums is not out of the ordinary. It helped (and I am really ashamed to admit this)…that when I walked in the school gate this morning, there was another little boy throwing a huge tantrum.
So hopefully we can tone down the screaming sessions and just be better which each other.
I know Sharon mentioned telling white lies to the kiddies to get them moving. I have tried not to do this and I am strict about it. I do not know if it is the right way or the wrong way. I know sometimes it il make life easier, and I have watched my Mom do it my whole life, and I do not think the practice damages children in any way. Hubby and I had huge trust issues for a while, and I think maybe my stance on the white lies is coloured by our experiences.
In happy news, the whole family is looking forward to a camping fishing weekend. There seems to be rain forecast, but we are not too worried, we have a decent tent so we should be fine. We must just be more careful with the camp site setup.
This time I am looking forward to open fire cooking and I have planned better. Hubby has left it to me this time and while he does help, I am the more adventurous cook.
Enjoy the weekend all!