14 November 2013

Why don't you just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead...

I'm learning that if I really want to be nice to my children, I have to step away from my iPad and spend more time playing good old-fashioned games with the girls.

Yesterday I shouted at Poppy - I 'just' shouted her name (in 'that' tone of voice), and 'just' because she was swinging on our (brand new) fridge door, and 'just' because I'd already asked her nicely twice... She burst into tears... Turns out that in three days of my not shouting, she'd got used to it already, and the sound of it shocked her. Which shocked me and made me think...

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