My head is throbbing and my frustration has reached an ultimate high. We have reached the point with a two-year-old and four-year-old, where they both want to be heard, they both want my attention, they are yelling at me, calling my name, shouting for my full attention. I'm trying, I really am. But between the daily household chores, making meals (mostly for the munchkins) and taking two seconds for myself here and there, I am stretched too thin and everyone is grouchy.
This new way of life, where my two-year-old boy has decided he wants to talk as much as his older sister, we are all shouting and begging to be heard. I raise my voice....."please stop talking for one second, please, I can only do one thing at a time." They shout, then they whine, then I want to cry.
Time to take a deep breath.
I have recognized the problem and I'm it. Patience is a virtue and over the past few years mine has dwindled. I think most of us mommy's can find peace simply by stepping back, taking a deep breath and refusing to yell. No, its not realistic all the time.....but for the most part, our yelling is a domino affect. I'm gonna give it a try....will you?