If Annie is right about that then I suppose I am half naked quite a bit of the time.
I knew smiling would be kind of hard, but it was even more difficult than I suspected. However, I thought about it so much that I know I did smile more than usual, and I think it made a difference. Not that I never smile, but things have been pretty hard around here lately and that’s when I find it near impossible.
It was easy to smile when the kids were being adorable and obedient and helpful. It was a lot harder when they were fighting and I was at the end of my rope. But, guess what? When I did smile in those situations, my kids were much easier to deal with. That alone convinced me to keep it up.
And I will.
This week’s goal is Plentiful Praise: Catch your children in the act of being good and envelop them in well-deserved praise.