An open letter to my children on this Monday morning.
To my two beautiful children,
Thank you for your happy smiles this morning. Thank you for your tired eyes that opened when I gently shook you awake. Thank you for holding tight to my neck as I carried you each down the stairs to breakfast. Thank you for eating your breakfast and doing so without complaint.
It is Monday morning and I know you are tired. We had another busy weekend and some late nights. But we spent it all together. We watched movies and ate popcorn at home and we took Little Brother to his first movie at a movie theatre. We visited family, we went out for dinner together, we went to the park between rain storms and we played board games at home when the rains came. Continue reading
Linking up with Lisa-Jo over on her site today.
The word is dance. The deal is to write for five minutes, without using the Backspace key, without worrying about spelling or grammar; no do-overs, editing or over thinking. Then link back to Lisa-Jo and invite others to join in. Oh, and you must visit the person who linked up before you and comment on their post! This is about community and connecting people! Let’s jump in!
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I’ve had plenty of reminders to check my tone. I have had plenty of opportunities to practice my count-to-5-first rule. (Rowdy 2 and 4 year olds are good for that ).
So now, about three weeks since my last post on my Nasty Voice, I’m seeing a marked improvement.
Yes, I’ve snapped on occasion. Yes, I’ve regretted my choice of words directed at the offending child. But each time, I have learned a little something new about myself and about my children. Find out what I’ve learned
So my husband had to remind me to check my tone while we were grocery shopping yesterday. (I guess he recently read my post.)
I had promised myself that I would use the count-to-5 rule before I opened my mouth and said anything in response to anyone, not just my kids. Continue reading