Sunday, April 29, 2012

new week resolutions

{hey boys, whatcha up to?}

oh! 
nothing! we weren't doing anything..
...just hanging out and smooching.
see? 
aw, i love you, Brother...
{yeah, right...;) }

so last week was just a big, mean bully and i let myself play the victim. the repetition and workload! a lot of solo night-shifts (and morning shifts), a lot of driving around and then a fair whack of relational drama thrown in too.
BUT this week, i'm standing up to the bully and not going to be a victim. i'm hoping to make things MUCH slower and be more accepting (even, joyful?) about the workload. 
this week, i want to smile often at my children, speak to them in a soft tone and treat them with kindness. i want to remember we're on the same team and enjoy their company.


do you have any New Week resolutions?
~d.

18 comments:

  1. Oh dude, I hear you! Woah I've been a grumpy mama lately! I've been blaming the sleepless nights, but really it's all me. So I've been making a big effort to turn things around and have more fun with E, and guess what, NO TANTRUMS! Such an obvious solution...

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  2. It's seems it's not isolated to NZ, I've been feeling it in Aus too :( I have been making an effort to reconnect peacefully with my family too. I have realised the day to day stresses will always be there, I need to adjust my coping strategies and be more present regardless.
    Hugs ladies, and a shared pot of tea across the waters xxx

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  3. This is what I love about your blog - it makes us realise that we're not alone. A while back I heard myself yell at Noah "don't yell at your sister!" Then I realised that my grumpyness and behaviour rubs off on them... I think I need to make these resolutions every week! Thanks for the reminder :) (Cute pics btw)

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  4. yep Im hearing you! Thank goodness for forgiveness.

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  5. Love it - mine resolution is to BE PRESENT - really enter in to their moments and not just brush over them in the busyness of life.

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  6. Ditto to that! Going to try and embrace everything where I'm at..

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  7. Set the tone. They often follow. You are doing so very well. Pop in for a coffee. Cx

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  8. Ummm - its one day at a time over here right now :) Nice attitude though Dee, good reminder to give myself a little pep talk. Here's to an awesome week!

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  9. Gorgeous boys! This week I'm at home with Pete because he has a sore foot. I'm loving that he has to ask me to do everything for him, it's like having a baby again. No getting grumpy this week because he can't move around to get into mischief. So this week my resolution is to make sitting around at home super fun :) x

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  10. oh you KNOW I hear you. grumpy mama is all too often seen here right now. my resolution ~ Don't let the stress get to me. and take some time to let myself play... don't worry about the chores so much. oh, and look forward to the chill out at the end of the week, away from home! (sometimes this house just gets me right down.). xx

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  11. Good to hear there are lots of mamas who struggle with this. I had a great week last week, but the weekend? Oh man. Turns out I love Mondays and getting into my routines which seems a bit backwards but whatevs. Its my mama bubble so I'm gunna do what works for me (and my kidlets).

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  12. grumpy yelling mummy has been spending way too much time at my house, I'm trying to remember not to sweat the small stuff!

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  13. So true, well put. Often if we're behind or lacking in something...we take it out on the ones we love.

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  14. Ah yes, grumpy Mama has been a bit of a theme the past few days here too - she only seems to get grumpy with one of her kids though : ( My resolution is to try my absolute hardest to enjoy Aesop's company rather than be irked by his new-found 7 yr old everything-sucks attitude. positivity equals positivity, right?

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  15. that sounds like a grand plan for a new week. i'm going to try and say YES more to my kids!

    rachel xo

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  16. hi lovely! have been reading for ages, but don't think i have made it public before... this post lured me out of my usual lurking! yep, grumpy mummy makes an appearance here, too, too often. i have started to write a card to myself at the start of each week, with just one word inside. lately, "kindness" has been a common one... a beautiful post, your honesty and gentle-ness comes through in your writing and rubs off on the rest of us xx

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  17. ps. and oh my, that babe is just beautiful!

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