Oh, how I love BYU. It's the most beautiful campus in the world to me. I enjoyed so many fabulous times there as a full-time college student and continue to feel renewed and inspired every time I visit for Education Week.
I truly missed my family--and I think they even missed me a bit--but it was so fun to be with some of my dear friends and make some new ones this year. We spent hours talking and laughing and even crying with each other. There's nothing like a whole week of Ladies' Nights Out to make you feel giddy and young again.
I got some great information, and of course inspiration, to do better as a mother and wife. Can I write off the expenses as "job-related"?
Here are some of my take-home lessons:
- I will try to "use the least amount of force necessary" to get my kids to comply.
- I will try not to "escalate" the situation with yelling.
- I will show increased negotiation skills--that is not a weakness!
- I will give "second chances"again and again and again; as the Savior does with me.
Huge THANKS to Dave for taking on the kids during their first full week of school, we all know what that can entail. Love you tons, you're a GREAT Dad!