Tuesdays With Tyler: Good Mommy, Bad Mommy

I once read that in order to get a child to do something or agree to something you should tell him or her that it is part of the “rules” of being a good parent.

Tyler is starting to get better with potty training, with the help of candy kisses (yes, getting desperate), except he still has not pooped on the potty, not once, EVER.  I know this is the hardest part for some kids to do.  He knows he should go poop on the potty, so he feels embarrassed when being caught with his pants UP, so to speak, and does not want to be changed.

One day he was really resisting and I said, “Now, Tyler, you know me changing you into a clean pull-up is part of me being a good mommy.  I wouldn’t be a good mommy if I didn’t do it.”

He looked me straight in the eyes and pleaded, “Please be a bad mommy.”

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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