dress, jacket, earrings ~ F21
boots ~ vintage, thrifted
bracelets ~ garage sale
when the kids were very small, i made a conscious decision to try my darnedest to not yell at them. as soon as i made that decision, it was actually really eye opening. not that i was screaming at the top of my lungs every day, but i tend to be a very emotional person already, and there were some days where i got a little loud. when i stopped, i noticed that my kids responded to me so much better when i was calm and rational. now, i'm not saying that i have been calm and rational for the last 7 1/2 years, but i've been pretty good.
the other day, i was having a very bad day...like the worst pms day you can imagine. it was 7:15 am and the kids needed to be out the door to school and of course they had misplaced their homework, their coats, their shoes, and pretty much everything else they needed in order to go to school. i lost my temper, and may have raised my voice a bit. i still didn't yell, per say, but my patience was tested. and in a moment of trying to lighten the mood, i said to chris, "can you imagine what i'm going to be like when i start going through menopause?" to which he replied, "yeah, i wanted to talk to you about that."
and then we brought the kids to school, and i got to sit and dwell on that comment of his ~ seething because who is he to tell me to control my hormonal mood?? of course when the kids got out of the car, i looked at him with laser eyes, and all he said was, "i just wanted you to be aware that you raised your voice. i know you said you weren't going to do that, so i wanted to make you aware." ok, not as bad as i thought, but i was still shocked that after the many years we have been together, he still doesn't know not to say stuff like that to me when i'm already at my worst.
oh men, you will never learn.
on that note, my mood swings are over....for this month, at least!