We've been working on this thing where we actually make an effort to think before we talk and try to weigh our words and decide if they are the right things to say for the moment.
We've also been working on our actions...same principal.
My kids win most days.
I'm a work in progress.
We're about three weeks into back to school and lunchbox drama.
My middle son has submitted to his first hunger strike on sandwiches.
They prefer sushi and hot food. I'm trying to score a thermos at a good price and honestly we've just been going nonstop...so we've all been eating smoked turkey sandwiches or variations thereof constantly.
So the other morning I opened his lunch bag and there was a yet another sandwich left from the day before.
I yelled called his name.
He came. I apologized for yelling. Regrouped on the principals in practice.
Why don't you eat your lunches?
They're not gross!
Yes they are the same thing everyday but you're wasting bro!!
I remembered I should give him a chance to speak before I went into chapter two of whatever I was rambling.
He looked at me and smiled.
"I don't really know how to say this Mom...but you need to be more creative!"