So Day 7 was a mess. I snapped at the kids, we were all tired. We had things to do that I did not want to do and that triggered my yelling. But the difference this time…it did not last all day. I was able to stop and say wow I need a time out! This is huge, usually it would carry on the rest of the day, and just escalating. But it didn’t.
So now I start week two Day 8 with a fresh perspective. I think this challenge is so much more then not yelling, but really finding out why you yell and changing it. I have realistic expectations for today and realistic expectations for my kids. I am the one in control and my mood sets the tone for the day. We have appointments and activities and a very busy day ahead of us. My kids will get tired, I know this. My goal is to handle each situation with calmness and the expectation that the day will not go perfectly. Nothing in life is perfect!