This week has been a good week so far. I have taken two midterms. On one of them I missed two, but with the bonus questions I was able to bring my score to 103%. Woohoo! And on the test I just finished, I got 98%. I couldn't be happier.
And I have had a really good week as far as volume goes. I intended, for my project, to just record my behavior for ten days, but I could already see by day five, that just having to write down every time I raised my voice, made me so aware of it that it has already greatly diminished. I only raised my voice once yesterday and not at all today. And I haven't yelled at all. Not so good for my paper, but great for me. And I can see the difference in my whole family. My kids have turned their volume down as well and temper tantrums are cut off before they get out of hand. I am really liking that.
This week, someone left the bathroom door open and Charlotte always makes a beeline when she can get in. The last time she got in, she brought out the plunger. Yuck! So I tend to get aggravated at the boys when they forget to shut the door. But this time, when I realized she was in there, I reminded myself that it was a mistake, took a breath, and went to see what she was getting in to. She had climbed in the tub ( I didn't realize she could do that yet) , had gotten down all her toys and was happily playing like she was taking a bath. When I told her it was time to get out, she didn't come to me, but got her toys and put them all back on the shelf before reaching for me to get her out. I like this new me. Everyone is happier and that makes me happy to see.