Yesterday I caught myself yelling at the top of my lungs for them to just be quiet. I put Laylee in timeout. “Laylee,” I said calmly, “Do we yell in this family?”

She looked up at me with utter confusion, a look that said… [read more]

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  1. jk2boys says:

    Ahh, parent double standards….this reminds me of when I was sharing an apple with my son. I was insisting that he ask me politely for the apple if he wanted a bite (please, thank-you) But when I wanted a bite of his apple I just reached over and grab it, like the being polite rules didn’t apply to me…what a hypocrite I was, but no more.
    If only all parents had the right of mind to send themselves to time-out, put soap in there own mouths and to say please and thank-you when they expect it of their children.
    Bravo to your time-out!

  2. jk2boys says:

    I also like that you apologized for yelling.

  3. Rhen says:

    I try so hard not to have to yell but sometimes there is no other way to get through the fog and make it to their brains!! I can even get my nose 3 inches from theirs but they are so involved that they ingnore me. Yeeesh!

  4. Carrie says:

    If it makes you feel any better, I once (maybe twice *crossing fingers behind back*) got a sore throat from yelling at my kids too much in one day. After that happened, I tried whispering, but it just wasn’t as effective. Darn.

    But I do apologize if I blow my top. Now, if I could only get them to do the same!

  5. Kimberly says:

    Time out does sound lovely, doesn’t it?

  6. MsRebecca says:

    My son was screaming at me at the top of his lungs the other day, I told him to “knock it off!” the little brat says, “Well.. Mommy you deserve it!”
    I deserve it???

    **Pull up a chair my little friend, let me buy you a drink at the time-out bar!

  7. RGLHM says:

    yes, time outs would be wonderful, now wouldn’t they!!

  8. Brooke says:

    Thank goodness other people yell sometimes too. Phew!

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