Thursday, April 28, 2011

Really good day!

A friend and I met up for Coffee this morning and then went to see "Water for Elephants".  It was a great day with her.  I hadn't been to a movie in awhile.  This is the first day since Noah has been in school that I didn't do any work at home.  My husband is awesome with encouraging me in these types of endeavers.  Right now, I'm taking some quiet time.  Letting my daughter know that I need my space right now.  My husband is going to be leaving for a whole week very soon, and I'm trying to get use to making some very important boundaries with my daughter, so I can survive the time my husband is away.  I'm also working on handling her in a calmer fashion when she is misbehaving, another lifesaver I believe.  Yelling and spanking takes so much energy out of you.  As does arguing and there is really no point in arguing with a 3 year old.  They don't know how to "fight fair" and they really don't care about your opinion, feelings, or lack of energy when it comes to getting their way.  Now, I'm basically speaking to her calmly, telling her the options/consequences for misbehavior and going about my business.   These things are things I needed to work on anyway but I think they will make our time together while Reggie is gone much easier.  He does a lot to help me I will miss him but God will use it I'm sure. 

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