Voiceless Mom

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mom's don't get sick days. Right? Well, someone needs to inform the viruses going around that Mom's are not supposed to get sick at all than. I am finally recovered but this last cold, illness, flu, whatever I had was a dooozie! I learned something that I'd like to apply more though.

One whole day for no voice is not easy for anyone. Especially a stay home mom! How do you tell the kids to not play in the toilet? Ahem... How do you even get their attention? And dogs! OH the BARKING! I had a whole day this week with no voice. Zip. Notta. I was barely a whisper. In house of four kids and four dogs I need to be more commanding! (Yes, the military is coming out in me. I am the drill sergeant of our home. Or... okay, maybe not really. Hehe...)

At any rate, it turned out that my voiceless day (I was a true Wordless Wednesday!) wasn't so bad after all. I was not yelling! All. Day. And guess what? My kids RESPONDED! My kids responded faster to my whisper than they do when I holler up the stairs for them to get moving. My kids came when I clapped (Ok, that was kind of weird. I don't like to call them like I would a dog or anything, but really didn't have a choice.) faster than when I called their own name! I was honestly stunned at their attentiveness to what needed to happen in the house and to me throughout the day.

Do you know what this tells me? I need to whisper on days I have a voice!

Take care!


Sarah said...

Oh yes, me too! xxx

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