My littlest human constantly yells at me to “go away mommy”, “no mommy”, “don’t look at me mommy” and the very next second I get hugs and kisses. Some days I literally just walk from the kitchen to the couch past her and she yells at me. Should I be worried?

If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.

Bette Davis

Please, someone just tell me that I am not the only one to get that from a kid!

Sometimes I don’t know what is worse, husband letting the kids have their way all the time to keep the kids happy or the neighbours thinking they can knock on my door telling me my kids are too noisy. (I don’t live in an old age home.) It’s a vicious cycle, by doing this my husband is reinforcing the idea with the kids that they can do what they want, when they want because we will jump when they yell at us just so we can keep them quiet so as not to have knocks on the front door. The more I say f-it i don’t give 2 peters about the neighbours, the more hubby gives a tweet.

I don’t think I am the perfect parent, but I don’t want to raise a bunch of brats…

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

Dolly Parton

Susann is a travel, parenting, beauty and lifestyle blogger in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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