True story - yesterday my kids were screaming and fighting and name calling at the top of a Chic fil A slide - an indoor play area that amplifies screams and shouting by about 20 times. After many attempts (pleas/begging/demands) begging them to come down, I decided to climb up that damn thing myself and get them. I did not scream. I did not lose my cool. I simply told them that they were coming down because they were fighting and not listening to me - and so we had to leave. It took some maneuvering getting us all down but you know what? I followed through with what I said I was going to do and I hoofed my adult hiney all the way up the slide to get them to come down to let them know I meant business.
I follow through with things more now being free of alcohol. And I like it. Happy weekend everyone.