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!