Rachel is hosting 'Fess Up Friday, which I think is an awesome idea. Let's face it. No one is perfect. As much as would like for others to believe that we are perfect, it's not realistic! So here's my confession:
Adjusting to a new schedule, with Ladybug (4 years old) home every day instead of at morning preschool, has been tough. It's an adjustment for her, because she gets to spend all day with ME instead of her fun, amusing friends.
It's also an adjustment for me. I didn't have a lot of time to get work done with her at preschool for three hours a day (and two of those days, I had church commitments that took that time). But I was spoiled with solo grocery shopping, time to write and blog in peace, and sometimes the occasional coffee or walking date with a fellow mom.
This has been hard. Please hear this. I love my daughter and love that I get to spend more time with her. But last week was tough.
There were too many times last week that I raised my voice. There were too many times that I got frustrated because she didn't listen and respond on my first request. There were a few times when I had to give myself a time-out so that I wouldn't totally blow my top.
I don't know that there is any one solution to helping us have fewer blow ups. But my goal (along with Hubby), is to be firmer with boundaries. To give a warning then follow through on punishment. But also to give more attention. To get on the floor and play more. To laugh more. To enjoy our time together more.