By the time I fell asleep that night, I had figured out a plan and was full of resolve. I knew what had to be done. I knew that my child was going to put forth a great deal of resistance, but that I was going to hang tough.
Still, in the morning, it was HARD. It went as well as could be expected, and again I felt confident that I had to follow through, but it was so hard. I knew that the logical consequences that I had chosen were tough, and that they hit home. I knew that they would be effective, but I felt so MEAN.
I followed through on my decision yesterday and in to today as well. Until the lesson is learned, Dave and I will continue this course of action. I am feeling more and more confidence because I am seeing results in my child's behavior.
Thank God for moments like these. I'll be able to sleep tonight. :)
On a side note, the diet is going great! I feel so much energy and have worked out every day so far! Here's lunch...black beans on leftover Quinoa, mixed with red peppers, spinach and splashes of avocado oil and lemon juice. My kids all ate my favorite snack of honeycrisp apples and almonds. Seth said that he loved it, and that together they tasted like a caramel apple. He actually asked if he could bring an apple and almonds to school as part of his lunch tomorrow!
Sorry about all of the food pics! Tomorrow I'll post more pictures of the kids!:)