We made a vow 2 days ago not to yell at the kids anymore.
Getting my idea from the ORANGE RHINO blog, we vowed to not yell at the kids for a year.
We started yesterday, Day 1...lasted until about 3 pm when the kids and I were waiting in the car for Daddy to come back (who took a while), we were all hungry and I had the beginning of PMS. Which meant that I was not pregnant (again!). The kids were getting rowdy and whiny in the car, and I yelled. I apologized right after but felt so bad. It was the way I was feeling, the stress and the disappointment that led to that outburst, not actually what the kids were doing.
Then today we started day 1 again. Had an awesome day. Slept in until 10! Yay, my cold is almost gone....took the boys x-country skiing at Troll Falls. They both did great on their big boy x-country skis. I was so proud of them... then we ate an awesome dinner (i made). Just hanging out watching AFV with a lovely fir burning, when Cy goofed and knocked the laptop off the table. I yelled.. made it until 7:30pm.... not bad. Not great.
Not yelling at the kids is HARD! Wow, I wish I was one of those soft spoken mom's who sounds all gently and cheerful.... but I usually shriek instead. My inner Shrek comes out.
Tomorrow I will restart my day 1, and maybe I will actually get that star sticker (yep I bought some)
Until tomorrow.. I channel my inner YOGI...OM....AM CALM......