Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Having a screaming fit

So last night, after a big fat pity party, I decided that I yell too much. I yell all the time about everything and it isn't cool.

My New Year's Resolution is to try to chill out a little with the kids (RF is still fair game but he is a big boy and can't just deal). Will I never yell? Ha, fat chance of that! But I am trying to not have it be my first response to any negative behavior. So far today, I've been working on it, with mild success. Of course, it is the first day and it is just an anomoly that the kids have actually listened better and fought less but positive re-enforcement is positive re-enforcement and I'll take what I can get! :)

I called it a goal last year and I met both of them to some degree. I didn't lose weight but after I posted, I decided that I didn't care about losing anything, I just wanted to move more and I did. I also paid off the van and over half the student loan. The rest of it will be gone once we get our taxes back this year. So if last year's moderate success is any indication, hopefully this year will be as good (sad that I call less that 50% done success but again, I take what I can get LOL)


Harley Quinn said...

I think I'm going to work on that too. I yell entirely too much and now I have to yell to get them to do anything! I hate it!!

makeup_girl said...

I am a big yeller too. I try to not do it, but I just can't help it. I have always been this way. I come from a loud family. I am one of those "loud" talkers...wasn't that on Seinfeld? At least now I don't fell as bad about yelling at the kids - you people are just like me - I'm not alone!