This is how I feel most days. I feel like Mommy Dearest. I think that my kids wouldn't know what to do if I didn't yell at them on a daily basis. I mean our pattern has already been set. I have to yell every morning to get their shoes and socks on for school. I have to yell at them every day when I pick them up from school because they are always fighting. Yes, I will admit that sometimes the curse words come flying out. The funny thing is that when they do then my kids know that I am really serious. Can't they just understand that I am serious when I start to yell? Why can't they just get it? At times they do get out of control at a store and I have no problem yelling at them in public either. I don't care if people stare. They really need to mind their own business. These are my kids and I will handle them as I see fit. So half the time anymore I just don't take them anywhere at all and they are learned that they never go and they want to so they start to behave in public. I would love a day of peace and quiet with no yelling. But I don't think that day can happen as a parent. Unless, of course, our children aren't home!