Friday, April 10, 2015

Love Courageous: critical

Today didn't go as good as yesterday.

My patience wasn't quite there.  Too many things on my mind.

That being said, I was not critical.  And when I thought I could be critical like saying stop whining, I tried saying I know you have a voice there, let me hear it and tell me what you need.

Still, it was really not easy today and I feel a bit of a fail.

I decided to take the kids unexpectedly for a picnic at the new swings near our house.  The idea was greeted enthusiastically but it was a fiasco really.  Gregory didn't enjoy it he said and was quite angry.  It really hurt!  Maya was quite clingy so it was difficult to interact with her older brother.  It was really frustrating!  In the end I realised I picked the wrong day as kids could be seen tired from school- sigh- I still felt like a fail and it still hurt.  But I did acknowledge to them that they seemed tired and I did ask if something was wrong and Gregory did say his school day wasn't quite good and told me a bit about his day which is of course not usual.

Tomorrow will however be a new day and hopefully I will manage to be patient, not critical and kind.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Love Courageous: critical

Today didn't go as good as yesterday.

My patience wasn't quite there.  Too many things on my mind.

That being said, I was not critical.  And when I thought I could be critical like saying stop whining, I tried saying I know you have a voice there, let me hear it and tell me what you need.

Still, it was really not easy today and I feel a bit of a fail.

I decided to take the kids unexpectedly for a picnic at the new swings near our house.  The idea was greeted enthusiastically but it was a fiasco really.  Gregory didn't enjoy it he said and was quite angry.  It really hurt!  Maya was quite clingy so it was difficult to interact with her older brother.  It was really frustrating!  In the end I realised I picked the wrong day as kids could be seen tired from school- sigh- I still felt like a fail and it still hurt.  But I did acknowledge to them that they seemed tired and I did ask if something was wrong and Gregory did say his school day wasn't quite good and told me a bit about his day which is of course not usual.

Tomorrow will however be a new day and hopefully I will manage to be patient, not critical and kind.

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