PARENT CONFESSION: I YELL. A LOT

  1. The upside: it gets their attention and makes them temporarily behave
    And I get to let off some steam
  2. The downside: we all feel awful afterwards
    Sometimes they cry and I feel like the meanest mom ever. And sometimes I'm glad they're crying 😬 (but I'll feel badly about it pretty quickly)
  3. I've tried to quit yelling during Lent with limited success
    They get to police me and remind me to stop yelling
  4. But sometimes they are all asking me for something at the same time
    especially when I'm preparing a meal or doing the dishes
  5. And I lose my cool
    Some days I don't have a lot to begin with
  6. Or their roughhousing gets out of hand
    and someone ends up crying. And then there's the tattling. I don't want to know! This happens seemingly daily
  7. It's something I'm working on
  8. NOW EAT THIS DELICIOUS SOUP I MADE AND STOP WHINING!!!!