After a 3-day weekend with my kids I have a confession to make….
HI my name is Kim and I’m a “yeller”!
There I just said it. I was told that admitting it is half the battle. BUT I was also told that it would also make me feel better; you know coming “clean” about what my family already knows to be true… and well, let’s just say it doesn’t.
In the parenting community, we “yellers” go by many other names; maybe you’ve heard of “The Screamers” (No, NOT “that kind”!) or “The Shouters”? Yup close personal friends of ours, in fact, I’m pretty sure we’re all related. (Distant cousins perhaps?!)
It’s just that with a defiant 3 &1/2-year-old, a “Know-it-all” 5 year-old, a husband who truly has selective hearing, and a cat who likes to throw up everywhere (leaving me to ALWAYS be the one stepping in it with my bare feet) – sometimes I’m just not as “calm” as I would like to be.
No matter how cool & composed I try to be, after I’ve said something for the 10th time in 2-minutes, my nerves get a bit rattled, and let’s just say my kids seem to react better to direction given at higher volumes.
Is it bad? H-ll yes! But is it working, (again) H-LL YES!
We’ve got 8-months to go but I already know what I’ll be adding to my list of New Year’s Resolutions! Until then, G-d, please give me strength just to make it through the summer without loosing my voice!
Can you relate? Are you a #YELLERTOO? Let me know I’m not alone!