I’m a working weekend mother, which literally translate to ‘I get to see my son on Saturdays and Sundays only’. Given that I only have 2 out of 7 days for my son, I not an active participant when it comes to disciplining an active two years old. My grandmother is in the hospital for a surgery as of last Sunday and my mother is with her. Staying home, I now see what my mother repeatedly told me.
My son is hyperactive, I think all two years old are. He loves throwing things – balls, pillows, clothes from the cabinet and toys especially when his angry or irritated. I have to teach him not to throw things around, including chairs, because he might hurt himself. Just this morning, he knowingly poured drinking water on the floor and that leads me to spanked his hands for the misdeed. If there is something that I cannot tolerate, that’s wasting food and potable water. I’m working for a company that helps save food losses and I practice what I preach. I let him cry to his heart’s content. Afterwards, he came to me and said ‘Nanay, Nanay, hug’. I am soooo guilty with what happened but I have to do it for his own good. How can one so small makes you guilty and angry at yourself at the same time.
I only resort to spanking when he repeat the deed after I talk to him. The joys and pains of motherhood!