Thursday, January 17, 2008

Today was a great day!!

After several days of unhappy children, I finally had a good day with them. I am sure they are testing their boundaries with me because of my recent decision to try to yell less, if at all. It is amazing how quickly they are adapting to it. My husband didn't even know I was doing it, (he still doesn't) but I have seen him changing as well. Reasoning with them and explaining WHY we want them to do certain things. It's a good step in the right direction. I also think they are a little burnt out with school. I remember feeling that way when I was younger. So, today after they both finished the last page of homework we made videos of silly things. Not documenting anything, but just silly funny things they wanted to do. We talked about things they liked and we sang songs and made the stuffed animals dance to our songs. It was really fun and they had a great day. Right now they are playing happily and are in the "Glow Club" they created with those spin around light up toys we got from the Disney clearance isle last year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiritation!!! Not that I yell at my child all the time, but I tend to raise my voice a lot... and a lot to the dogs too. So I've decided to try not to raise my voice as much. I've done good for two days. I just have to keep trying!!! Thanks