I took the kids ice skating the other day and DD had a bad attitude sulky tanty like she ALWAYS (seriously, always ) does and was ruining our day out. I tried and tried to be all upbeat and distract her and be happy and smiling but it wasn't working because, well, it never does with her, so I stopped in the middle of the ice skating rink with people all around (and it wasn't disco, so the lights were on and no loud music) and yelled at her to snap out of it and stop ruining our day because she's making everyone miserable.
And I don't care what people think because a) I took three kids ice skating on my own, I deserve a bl00dy medal just for doing that; and b) she seriously is always ruining our days out by having a sulky tantrum at the drop of a hat.
Oooh oh I have another one. Yesterday I was forced into getting in the car and driving 2.5 hours somewhere then 2.5 back again (long story, but it wasn't fun). On our way home we stopped and got Maccas for dinner (no no, that's not my bad mummy moment ), anyway, we were getting back in the car and almost-11yo got in and 6yo was following straight behind, reached out to grab the door, and 11yo pulled the door shut! 6yo's finger was shut completely in the door, and my reaction infront of a mob of teens and some other travel-weary families in the carpark was to scream "DS1 you just slammed his f###ing finger in the door!!". I think there was another f word or 2 in there but can't remember what for, it was all a bit gory to focus on nice language.
Arghhhh I love school holidays I swear!