Monday, March 10, 2008

Pleasant

I told my husband yesterday that I promise to be in a good mood all week long. I was quite grumpy last week, and pretty short with Greg. I was pretty upset with Austin for a couple of days, and it is always stressful to have him home (he had Wed-Fri off of school). There is just a lot more contention in our home. He isn't entirely to blame, Macy has to take her fair share of the blame as well. They just seem to fight ALL the time. I think if I was granted one wish, it would be that the kids would stop picking on each other, bringing each other to tears (or screams), and just be nice to each other! I was also stressed out with church stuff and the fact that Paige is turning one. I'm just not ready for her to grow up.

When I was extremely frustrated with Austin, Greg turned to me and asked, "What are you really upset about?" I tried explaining that I really was just frustrated with Austin and his attitude toward school. He continued to push, "Are you sure it isn't anything else?" (This was my BIG mistake and eventual downfall) I said, "Like what?" Greg replied (in his 'I'm walking on eggshells voice'), "Maybe because you're doing so bad on your diet? Or because the playroom's a mess?" (He said some other stuff, but I wasn't listening anymore.) My reply: "NO...I wasn't upset with any of this stuff, but I am now!" It was a very mature, adult conversation.

Anyway...I make a vow to be pleasant and patient all week. I can do it! It's only one week! When I told Greg, he laughed and told me that I shouldn't make promises that I can't keep. The reality is that I know if Greg could have one wish granted it would be that my temper would magically disappear. I really do need to work on this more consciously to help our home be a happier place.

5 comments:

valerie said...

Your blog made me think of a poem I read yesterday. (Too bad I can't find it anymore! My life is chaos!) I think it was by Robert Frost. It said that ANYONE can be kind for a day. Or loving, or understanding, or giving. Just one day. Then he said that every morning you can get up and you have just one more day ahead of you. Makes it sound so easy! So you have inspired me. This week, I will do all the little household things that Cannon always does because I don't. I think that would be his one wish!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck! I hope it is a good week for ya. Gotta love those hubby's who choose to point stuff out to us, right? I've been there girl!

Lindsay said...

You? Temper? Naaahhh....

Don't you love those really mature conversations with your spouse? Daren and I have had our fare share of those and still occassionally do.

Jen said...

ah ha ha ha...men.

Amber said...

Good luck! At least Greg used his special "egg shells" voice to let you know he REALLY cares about upsetting you!!!