Have you ever found yourself taking life a little too seriously? We can all get caught up in trying to be the perfect “Fantasy Family”. Leave it to our children to bring us back to reality.
Take my family for instance. Inadvertently, we started an annoying practice of yelling throughout the house as a form of communicating to each other.
Finally, I had enough of the loudness and declared, “No more yelling. From now on when we need to talk to each other, we will use our inside voices.”
At the time, my youngest was five years old and he quickly forgot the new rule as he shouted from another room, “Mmmooommm, mmmooommm, mmmoooommm!”
Determined to make this work, I did not respond. It didn’t take him long to catch on and come over to see me.
Feeling proud of myself, I softly told him, “You know you are wasting your breath when you yell like that.”
“Oh no, mommy!” he panicked. “How many do I have left?”