Thank you so much for your reply!!!
Ok, I've got some ideas to work with... I'll be trying them out in the next few days. Thanks so much for all your encouragement!!
I did have a moment today when dd8 was yelling "No, I'm not!" when I was trying to give her some recognition, and for some reason I started "yelling" more and more positive recognition, including really silly things, until we both ended up bursting into giggles.
Yo Kimber, what's up gurlfrand???
Ok, this is a quick pop in to tell you how much I deeply admire your ability to be the CEO of your home.
Ok, back for a few more minutes.