Today was rough. Rough, rough. Things in general are weird and stressful. And then the kids were getting on my nerves. When I say this, what I mean is, dancing and jumping on my nerves like the cast of Stomp! And I had work to do. And there was whining and crying and fighting and hanging off of my clothes. In short, it wasn't pretty.
So, I had one of those moments where I did the thing that I don't actually believe is the right thing to do, but know full well is the thing I need to do. I grabbed some leftover gift certificates and trekked the little buggers out to Toysrus for some present fun and future landfill filler. In short - I bribed my way into some temporary peace.
Bad mama. Bad, bad mama.
But I got some work done. So bad or not, I raise my glass to harm-reduction parenting.