Today is: No Yelling Day

Last night before the kids went to bed, Alex said to me "Mommy, I don't like it when you yell. It makes you mean." (Knife in heart.) So he and I made a promise that our house would have no yelling today. We declared it "No Yelling Day."

I asked him what I should do instead of yelling. Here was his response (he's so mature): Mommy, when I do something bad. Please just say to me, "Alex, no, don't do that." And I will just stop doing it.

My response: "Hmmmm.....Really, you'll just stop doing it. And what about when I ask you 20 times to put on your shoes? You'll do it without me yelling."

He smiled and said he would be good if I wouldn't yell. It's 1:30 p.m. and so far, we've managed a very, very nice morning of playing outside, hitting the farmer's market, running two difficult errands and so far, we've had no yelling. Even from the kids.

As Alex got into the car after our final errand he says to me, "I love no yelling day. Could we make this everyday?"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness you shared this story because I thought I just might be THE ONLY MOM IN AMERICA who breaks down and YELLS! We had a "NO YELL DAY" around here too. Thank you, thank you. I'm so happy that I'm not the only offender.