No more YELLING in my house. At least from me.
Last year I had foot surgery. And after it – my voice was never the same, thanks to the tube that went down my throat. I never heard of this happening to anyone else. But my voice is VERY different now. It’s raspy and not as loud. I’ve found I can barely raise it. Murphy must be ecstatic!!! I know our girls must be.
I cannot raise my voice. I cannot call them from across the house to come to dinner. I cannot get their attention when they hair earbuds in. I surely can’t scream at football games or concerts anymore – so sad!!! L I ordered coffee at a drive thru the other day, and the barista couldn’t hear me over the AC running next to the speaker. It’s an adjustment – to say the least!!
It is also a MIXED blessing. I’ve learned to be quieter, even in my own head. Its calming.
And it makes me a better mother. Our pediatrician once told us, to have a home where parents didn’t yell. I remembered loving the advice, but had trouble living it. Now I do live it. It’s nice. Or at least that’s what my family says :o)