I'm sure you're familiar with the practice of posting a counter of sorts that states X number of days since the last accident. Companies use this to promote safety in the workplace. I feel like I need one of those to follow me around and instead of reporting accidents, it reports bad behavior and harsh words to my husband! I am guilty, oh so guilty, of cyclic behavior, also known as yo-yo behavior. When I am fearful of punishment, criticism or in the midst of a crisis/emergency situation, I'm good at covering all my bases (in regards to treating others well). And then as soon as the storm has passed, without even skipping a beat I begin to relax and all of that self control seems to fade into oblivion. Before I know it, I'm ignoring other people's welfare, justifying anything and everything because of my feelings, and overall being the worst version of myself. I hate when I do that.
Perhaps as I go to sleep every night I should make it a habit of evaluating my words. Maybe that will help me be more aware in the daytime. Hmm...
In the meantime, here's my boy listening to his dad play the guitar! In case I've never said, yes he is definitely worth it all! :)