Monday, October 8, 2007

Lead By Example

Aaargh! Why can't I do it??

I tell my kids:

- No more than 15 minutes on the computer, you need to take an eye break. - But I spend hours on it without any eye breaks.

- Do not shout. Talk nicely - But here I am shouting at them, almost everyday.

- Fizzy drinks are bad for you - here I am drinking my cokes and other fizzy drinks whenever I feel like having one!!

- Do not snack before dinner. You will not be able to eat well - why do I sneak a snack when no one is looking, and then I have no appetite for dinner.

- Stay away from computer games. It's addictive. - I am hooked on it when the kids are not keeping an eye on me.

- Be patient! Wait- Why am I the one always saying "Quick" "You can do that much faster!" "You are taking too long!" "Hurry up!"

- Dont waste too much time blogging, you have exams coming. - Guess what? I can blog and blog hop for hours!

Why can't I lead by example? Why can't I practise what I preach? Bad mum!! Sigh.


bp said...

Oops! That makes two of us bad, bad mommies.

For me, it's whenever I ask my elder boy to stop leaving his seat so much in the middle of a meal, or while doing homework. But I keep doing the same, like go put something away, or go check on how something else is coming along, all in the name of multi-tasking!

Bad eg, yah? Hehe!

NomadicMom said...

I am also GUILTY of all on your list...except the playing computer games bit! Hee Hee...

Sometimes, I even HIDE to drink my coke. kekekekeke

Judy said...


We are all human. We sometimes get tempted but at the end of the day, we must still try to teach our children what is best for them.

I am sure they will grow up to take in all that is taught but some days, they too will tempt to snack before dinner or stay on their computer too long but they will teach their children what you taught them.

My kids always say, "Mum, if we did what you just did, we would get told off but when you do it, it's fine."

Iml said...

There is a child in everyone of us.

Bkworm said...

hehe, i guess the truth of the matter is, it's all easier said than done! I'm SO guilty of it too. ;)

tigerfish said...

Geez, I don't think you are the only one. But at least you know it. That's already good.

Las montaƱas said...

moms, relak lah.. let the children have some free rein abit can?

Jonzz said...

Ha ha, you're not a bad mum. You're just a human mum.

Now go out there and exercise more self control. LOL!!!!! ha ha ha ha

Firehorse said...

LOL, I am guilty of all of the above my fren, come we shake hands.

Shannon's Mummy said...

so how har? I am a bad mummy too.. T.T