Don't raise your voice at me!
Wish me luck. We’ve instituted a "no yelling'' rule in our household. It may seem totally obvious, and way too easy, but when the 2-year-old is leading the charge and sister, mom and dad aren’t far behind, it’s time for change. Only, we can’t do it! "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh," "You’re too loud'' and "Don’t scream'' are three of the most popular buzz phrases we have. It doesn’t help that some of us have loud voices, so even when you’re not yelling it sounds like you are. It also doesn’t help that our house is one story, stretched across a big lot. So if you suddenly need someone, yelling is a knee-jerk reaction. And don’t even get me started about when the little one is losing her mind!
- Amy Hollyfield