transformation: step two

Aug 24, 2012

I did it. I looked deeply into the eyes of my children when they talked to me.


I loved it. I could see things going on in Fisher’s cute lil’ head and I noticed how alive Annesley’s eyes are when she speaks. I connected with Blythe’s inner soul. Looking in their eyes led directly to Babystep #2, which I hesitantly posted yesterday with Babystep #1…to speak calmly. I actually succeeded at Babystep #2 as well…at least for most of the day. About 5:00 my voice started rising, but not too bad.

Nevertheless, I am going to keep Babystep #2 as my goal for today and of course, keep looking into their eyes.

Yesterday, I also got my kitchen and laundry room whipped into shape and many loads of laundry sorted, washed, dried, AND put away. Today it is time to tackle my bedroom. Maybe, just maybe, I can get it done and we can go to the lake.

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  1. Jenny Hanson

    I finally unearthed and dejunked my bedroom last week. Feels so much better to walk into and sleep in. Love it! It only took about half the time I expected too but I dropped three boxes of “what shoud I do with this” stuff in my office. Oh well…one thing at a time right.

  2. Vanessa

    Tracy, I too love your honesty! I am so bad at looking into my children’s eyes. I always feel so distracted with whatever task I am working on at the moment that I just nod my head and listen…but I know when my husband does that to me I don’t feel very important or cherished. It is soo hard to balance all the “housekeeping duties” with the “homemaking ones”! You have inspired me to try!