Yesterday I spent much of the day yelling at my kids and I really hate myself for it. They like to moan--loudly, and they don't like to eat. They moan if I say 'let's go outside' on a beautiful day. They moan if I say'let's tidy up.' They both moan about going to school, though they both love playing when they get there. They moan about cycling, scooting, walking, going in the stroller. They moan about shopping, me vaccuuming, putting on coats, hats, gloves. They moan about being cold outside without hats and gloves (though not just now as the weather is beautiful again). They are little people whose first instincts are to shriek 'I don't want to' even about the good stuff.
So I yelled--feeling like a complete nutcase--and made them cry--and felt like slug slime.
How do I stop yelling and regain my nice controlled facade? Without gin that is???