Another awesome day coaching Girls on the Run. It truly is the best part of our week.
Today’s lesson was on being assertive with your feelings. We learned the ‘magical combination’ of phrases to use when someone is bothering you (like little brothers!):
I feel …
When you ….
Because it makes me feel ….
So please do ….
We went over the importance of using “I” phrases instead of “You” phrases to make others feel less defensive and promote good, healthy communication. I swear – the lessons might be for elementary schoolers but they’re good reminders for me, too. Heh.
Did I say I’m a grown-up? Because I’m still working through my pack of applesauce crushers.
Additionally, the Husband complimented my side braid, and I actually replied, “Thanks. It’s sups cool right now. Totes like Katniss in The Hunger Games.” He just stared and asked if I was fifteen.
However, I MUST be a grown-up because I have a credit card and placed an order for amazingly delicious Thai food. Disadvantages of being an adult: No one cleans up after you, and you have to pay all the bills. Advantages of being an adult: If you don’t want to cook because you’ll only be adding to the gigantic pile of dishes in the sink, you can order takeout.
Steamed spring rolls:
And two types of vegetarian curry (which weren’t very curryish, although still tasty) and rice.
I was hoping to go for a run after dinner, but man – my sciatic nerve is acting up. I did lunges last night (while the dogs sloooowly smelled a tree; very efficient workout) and now my leg is killing me. Must’ve dipped too low or too much to one side. Hopefully, it will feel better tomorrow.
Gonna channel my inner kid and get to bed early. Someone is getting cranky from lack of sleep.