Wednesday was a horrible day here, the house was a mess. And I mean pigsty type mess. I have no idea how the kids trashed it so fast but they did.
Not one of them was interested in following any instructions and I got that frustrated I started to yell... Not good.
So I did what any sane parent does and started with the bribing... (everyone does it right??? Or did I just admit another parenting failure on top of the yelling??) I told them that if everyone pitched in and help with the picking up of toys and doing jobs then we would go to the beach after Daddy woke up. (He had just finished night shift)
And you know what, it worked! The yelling came down a notch, the jobs got done and we escaped our four walls and head for the surf. Well the mediocre surf at a little beach we have near by that is extremely safe for the kids to 'boogy board' anyway.
So this week I am totally loving what the great outdoors can do for ones stress levels. We all got home much happier, calmer and tired then before we left. The kids were asleep by 6:30pm and I even got to sleep at a reasonable hour myself.
Do you find that everyone is happier and less stressed if you just get out of the house for a while? Do you sometimes bribe your kids, or am I the worlds worst parent for doin
I am playing along with Paisley Jade today for Thing's I'm Loving. What are you loving today?