Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

I tend to get on edge with my kids when the pressure is on.  My tone of voice gets short, I'm more prone to say,"What do you need?!?!?" instead of "Yes, my love, can Mommy help you with that?" 
After endless pecking (because you know, raising children is a whole lot like being pecked to death by chickens), the buildup finally reaches critical mass. And then I blow. I yell. Their eyes get huge and they take a step back. 

I wonder what would happen if I hugged them every time I wanted to yell?

They would probably look at me and say, Gee, Mom, you sure are huggy today. What's up with THAT?!?!?"

Maybe I'll try it. I'll make it my research project and report my findings in a week or two. Try it with me?


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