Where I get my kidlets to correct my behaviour.
Have you ever done that? Asked someone to be your accountability partner? And have that somebody been a child? They are all over it like white on rice! Although, I haven’t been corrected once yet.
I’ve noticed that I say “omg” a lot (like a lot a lot). And last week, my youngest munchkin said it in frustration, crying after her dad took something away from her. The next day, I challenged the kids to catch me saying it. They don’t get a prize or anything but they are always listening! And a chance to tell their nanny to watch her language is a golden opportunity.
I also find myself distracted by my phone a lot at work. So when I get there, I turn off my wifi. I don’t need it. So I only get texts or phone calls. You know – lile a regular phone! The first day was hard….I would double tap the screen to check for new emails or notifications but now its better. I’m liking the disconnect! I get work done faster if I’m not distracted in comment tag or reading new posts that come up. It does mean it takes me longer to reply to things but that’s ok too. I haven’t missed anything important yet.
But I’ve noticed that once I told the kids I’ve wanted to correct these behaviours in myself, I haven’t needed their corrections to make me stop. It’s like telling them was enough. I guess the first step really is admitting you have a problem!
Hello – my name is T. And I am addicted to WordPress notifications and saying omg like the most basic of white chicks.