Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mama, Please Don't Scold!

Sometimes, our words could bounce back to us.

And for me, more words are bouncing back especially since I notice that my girls are growing and are becoming more aware of their environment and of who they are.

The most glaring thing happened a few days ago.

It was already close to dinner time and I have yet to finish the laundry and I need to start cooking which was just a little overwhelming considering the fact that both girls are begging to have snacks, again! 'Mama, we are hungry, could we have something to eat?'

Well, since I am supposed to be getting dinner ready, I raised my voice and said, 'Will you please stop those snacks? Dinner would be ready in a few minutes and I need to finish folding the laundry, too.'

My 7-year-old IC didnt take that lightly and reprimanded me, 'Mama, you always tell us that it is better to speak up than scold someone; but you are doing that to us right now. I dont think that is good at all.'

Oopps! I admitted that raising up my voice was not good; that it is indeed better to speak up than to scold. And I thanked her for reminding me.

I had to hide my smile because she got me there!


OSeƱorita said...

It happened to me too! I guess it's a good thing. It only means that our children are learning what we are teaching them. The sad part is we tend to forget to set as an example for them.

raqgold said...

hi, sometimes it is also good to know that they do watch out, right? now, we just have to be aware of what we say and what we do as the kids hear and see almost everything!