Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Prompt: Anger

I'm linking up with @mumturnedmom for this weeks prompt although I think I'm a bit late to the party this week!



a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath

Depending on what day this is being written and what mood the four year old is in, depends on how this piece will turn out.

Unfortunately at the moment, the four year old is the cause of most of my anger and frustration. We have a battle of wills and I sadly think I will lose.

I don't know if this clash of personalities is because we are both female, because we are both born under the Scorpio star sign, because she has red hair or just because we are maybe too alike? I can guarantee she is the one who can push my buttons quicker than anyone in history.

As a child I don't think I was too angry. I was a chatterbox and fairly happy with my lot. My friends and I would fall out, we'd fall back in. Girls can be fickle things.  It's only as I've got older I've become grumpier but also learned how to control my feelings more. I'm willing to be the one to back down and say "sorry" (not that MrM would agree with that statement!)

MrM and I rarely argue, but we do bicker. Have a quick snip at each other and then it's done. Gone are the days where we wouldn't talk for a week.  I don't want to show my children that this is approriate behaviour. They need to learn you can disagree with someone, argue even and still be friends.  Luckily I learnt this from my in-laws who also snip at each other a lot but never fall out and they've been successfully married for 44 years.

Anger is quite a big word.  A bit like "hate".I often "dislike" something in the same way I'm often irritated, and frustrated but I rarely "hate" something and I'm rarely "angry" too.


1 comment:

  1. I think that's a really valuable lesson, that you can disagree and still be friends. Everyone disagrees at some point, but that's fine, it isn't necessarily cause for falling out :) Thanks so much for linking to #ThePrompt, I've added you into the linky :)