So the entire house has now been officially taken over by the cold that will not die - little Margot being the latest victim, and she's hurting. Or really, I am because she's attached to my hip now and won't let go.
Granted, the rest of us are pretty much on the up and up. That only took almost three weeks (WTF?!). But I'm still exhausted, coughing, and fending for myself while my husband heads off to Paris.
Don't even get me started.
But I do want to say that while I wasn't really able to journal as much as I'd like to, and really, the days as of late have been complete survival parenting, yesterday's challenge is really at the top of my list. And is a really good one to put at the top of yours.
I stole today's challenge from my good friend, The New Girl, so you should go over to her blog to read about it. She is actually a certified parenting expert of sorts, without the hoity toity attitude, so it's worth going to check it out.
Challenge #21: Fake it
Her post covers curtailing your "anger" (which she determined was more of an impulse control issue rather than anger) by actually faking it. Rolling your eyes, moving along, and pretending.
You'll see in the comments that she's not at all saying that you should fake how you're feeling. Big difference. So that's not what I'm talking about at all.
But in many cases, we often let ourselves blow up quickly when really, if we just rolled our eyes and looked at the bigger picture, we'd have way fewer massive blow-ups.