Challenge – Go the whole day without yelling at your children.
‘Scuse me? Did that read the whole day? Maybe I should have read through this a little more closely. This seems like a ginormous challenge. I mean, not that I run around shrieking all day, but I have been known to bark out an order or two when they’re driving me mental. So, yeah, a whole day? Eep.
Thankfully for me my kids were both home sick today and well, you simply don’t yell at a sick child. Even when one of them is clearly *ahem* faking it. So today was easy in a way, so I decided to take the challenge a little bit further. I tried to keep even the non-angry yelling down. When the call came from across the house “Mooooooommmmmmyyyyyyyy” I didn’t yell “What?!”. Instead I walked over and asked what was going on, or I asked them to come to me so we didn’t have to yell across the house. It helped make for a calmer day. I won’t say I’m cured of raising my voice, but I’m glad this was on the list. It’s good to be mindful of it. I’m going to try and take this one along with me for the month. Who knows, maybe by the end I’ll be “that” mom. You know the one who’s cool under pressure, never breaks a sweat? Bahahahahaha. Ok, ok, no I won’t. But I do hope I do better.
How about you? How was Day 2? Was this easy or hard?