The school boys are tired after a long year at school, kinder boys are gearing up for Christmas concerts, Michael is busy with work and house building and I'm trying to keep life as simple as possible and not get caught up in the stress of the "silly season".
We have all been a little on edge which is not where I like us to be as a family.
The boys were intrigued as to why I would do such a thing.
It was such a laugh.
As mothers (and fathers) we often set the tone for the home. It's so easy to get caught in a state of complaining about our children's behaviour, wondering why it seems like everything is falling apart. When this happens I find it so important to take a step back and work out what behaviours we need to recognise in ourselves, rather than always blaming our children for their misbehaviours and bad attitudes.
I have found time and time again, that this inward reflection and shift in our own attitude changes the whole dynamic of the family for the better. As hard as it can be sometimes, all change must start with ourselves.