Saturday, April 12, 2008

Day 103 - Saturday 12th April

ANGER - is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.

This is a sin that I am definitely guilty of. I have a terrible temper and can fly off the handle really easily and quickily - often over very silly little petty things. I know that it is pointless to get so angry but sometimes I just cannot stop myself.

Normally I just erupt and then as soon as I have shouted, I calm right back down again. I am not one to sulk or bear grudges. I like to say what I have to say and then move on. This maybe bad but it is the way I am. The bad side to this is that I do find myself shouting at Zoe far too much. She can infuriate me. I ask her not to do something and yet she looks me straight in the eye and continues to do it. I do praise her when she does do something that I ask of her - as rare as this is.

Having got back into contact with Dad after 30 years, it appears that he is the same - very explosive and then calm again.

6 comments:

Mary B said...

Well put Claire and yes children can make us so very angry especially when the wilfully do what you as them not to

Shirley said...

Claire, great journalling and you put into words all the feelings that a young Mum has.
Children seem to know what buttons to push when it comes to getting a Mum to shout. I have been there but now find being a Nan a much calmer experience altogether!

Beejay said...

Claire it is good that you know it. Easier to keep a check on it. Young children can wind you up though.

Love your new journal. Worth doing.

willowthewysp said...

Brilliant claire...im the same, i really flare up...very very quickly, although i do not calm down so quickly unfortunatley!

knitkath said...

Lovely pic, and good journalling! Can't little children exasperate you!!!

Kay said...

Your own children always seem to know exactly what buttons to press too! Great entry and love your new journal.