Mother and Son Calm Together
After 9 hours hard work at the nursery, I took part in my first ITQS Workshop. Immediately afterwards I arrived home feeling amazingly and unusually full of energy. However on entering the kitchen and seeing a sink piled high with dirty dishes and my son screaming at me from his room “Mum, where’s my lunch, Mum ?” things could have changed.
I would normally have begun screaming too, but I didn’t. I started to do “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm) on the spot as if I was already an expert! I rolled up my sleeves and started to wash the breakfast plates and heat up the pots of food standing on the stove, whilst I practiced the technique I’d just learned, still calm and controlled.
My son came into the room, looked at me and said “What’s happened to you, what’s different?” He was expecting a battle and he got a smile!! I asked him quietly why he hadn’t done the washing up and he too said in a calm voice “Oh sorry Mum, I forgot,” we had a quick hug and got the rest of the lunch ready together! Unheard of events, Thank you.