An example of how I see an improvement in myself since changing our parenting style-
We went out last night and got in really late. Papa was staying outside
of town to get up early for work, and I came home with two overtired
boys, and got to sleep later than I'd have liked myself.
This morning my phone rang while I was still sleeping. It was Papa. He'd forgotten something at the house and need
me to meet him with it. Now, about 6 months ago I would have grumbled
and snarked. Gah! He woke me up! Gah! Why is he forgetting things! Gah!
Driving across town with the kids again!
But not this time. I
asked him to give me a few minutes to get everyone going and we'd be on
our way. I was able to empathize how frustrated Papa must be without
materials for work, and how this delay could affect his day. I was happy
to help him however I could.
A very different reaction from me so early in the morning.