Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Out of the mouths of babes.

This morning I was doing my morning blog reading when Annie came in to sit with me. I served her breakfast, said some morning prayers with her, and put Matthew to nap in his swing. Annie asked me what I was doing and I explained that I was doing some "Mama Reading" about how to be a better Mama and wife. She didn't miss a beat. She said, "You need to stop yelling. It's not nice. When we do things wrong sometimes you yell." Insert me blushing guiltily. "It's because I get frustrated, and it just comes out. I'm sorry," I explained.

I really don't like yelling, and even my kids will tell you I don't do it very much. But the way she said it just really got me. You know what I mean....Your kids are screaming at each other, or fighting over something, and after telling them NICELY for the millionth time to play nice or go their separate ways you just get fed up. It really does just come flying out! But then we also talked about doing things the first time they are asked or told. We all know how often that happens.

I've resolved to at least work at not yelling though. If it bothers her that much I can make an effort to change. Now I just need to find an alternative....like...a wooden spoon? God forbid! Watch out for CPS!


The Mavys said...

That's cute! Eve recently told me I'm mean sometimes. I told her that's my job ;o)

Celeste said...


Don't you just love mommy-hood!