If the future of the world depended on my kids being silent, you’d all better start to live like you’re dying

I have not had a moment of silence in 6 years, 5 months, and 12 hours.


…in tune to & simultaneously with your kids’ screams, while probably not helpful in any situation, is definitely cathartic. I just did it. While I feel slight shame, I feel relieved of my burden of anger at my ineptitude and their stubbornness.

Try it. Then apologize to your kids, because that is truly modeling good behavior.

I used “kids'” plural possessive, because once you start…they all join in. Just a warning.