Tuesday, January 28, 2014

#TuesdayTen: Things I Should Say More Often in My House {LinkUp}

It's Tuesday and the weather is sub-freezing AGAIN!!  The good news is that's it's time for another linkup!!

Are you familiar with Kid President?  He's such a awesome kid and he truly believes that people can work together to make the world a better place.  He made a video listing 20 Things We Should Say More Often.

His list is awesome, so this week Lisa and I decided to feature it and make our own lists of things we should say more often.

Things to Say

1. I Love You--I say it a lot, but really, does it get old?  Can you say it too often?
2. Yes--I try really hard to pick my battles.  But I still think I say "no" too automatically.  I want to work on saying "yes" more often because I know that if I get tired of how often I say "no" they must get tired of hearing it.
3. You did a good job!  Everyone likes to hear that they've done something well.  And my kids do lots of things well. As a matter of fact, so does my husband. But I don't think I tell them that often enough.
4. Let's go eat ice cream!  I probably don't need to explain this, do I?
5. Let's go outside/for a walk/to the park. I'm a homebody. The corner cushion of my couch has a dent the exact shape of my rear end.  I still really hate cold weather, but we do need to get out of the house more often.  And not for a trip to the grocery store!!
6. You're a good brother/sister/husband/dad. Again, this one is self-explanatory.  I was struck by the kindness of Henry's behavior the other night after I had complimented him.  I "caught him being good" and he went out of his way to keep acting nicely. It makes me want to do that more often!  What a nice circle!!
7. Please/Thank you/You're welcome Again, I'm not always the best manners-model.  I get in a hurry or get in the middle of too many things and I forget to use my manners.
8. I'll get right on that.  I have a bad habit of saying "just a second" or "in a minute" when instead I should just get up and take care of whatever needs to be done.  It is especially obvious to me when I hear my kids respond to me with "in a minute."  I should be setting a better example!
9. A Prayer--What situation couldn't be improved with a little prayer?  I imagine things would go much more smoothly for me if I took just a second for a deep breath and a prayer.
10. (silence) There are lots of times that I should remember to just keep my mouth shut and not say anything at all!!

What about you?  What do you need to say more often??

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The Teacher Wife

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