Monday, February 28, 2011

What's With All The Drama?

On Friday, my teenage daughter called me from school asking for my help. She found out her march in science was in the low 30's. The teacher had given her the opportunity to re-do some of her assignments and re-test this week. She claimed she didn't understand the material and if I'd help.

I told her I'd be glad to work with her as I only had plans that night and early morning hockey each morning. I told her to ask her mom when she got home and that I'd get her on my way home from work. Half an hour later my Ex called asking why I was too busy to help my daughter with her school work!
WHAT? (said with rising voice)

Apparently my daughter went home and told her mom the exact opposite of the conversation. She got her mom all worked up about her dad abandoning her and choosing his new family over her etc. Why would she do that? Why ask for my help if you just want to use it to start a fight? What possible benefit did she get from throwing me under the bus?

I have racked my brain to figure this out. Do your kids lie to get your Ex's angry with you?

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Want a New Kid?

Do you feel you are nothing more than "a meal, clean clothes and a ride" to your kids? If you are tired of nagging your kids until you are blue in the face, read on. Want to rid your home of temper tantrums, rolling eyes and screams of "I hate you!", read on.

My wife and I have been reading "Have A New Kid By Friday" since Christmas. I can't recommend it highly enough. Even if your children are angels ALL THE TIME, there are still some benefits to be had. The application is easy because it doesn't require you to do anything more than saying something once and following through.

No yelling (by you). No threats (by you). No drama (on your part)

If your child is rude, disrespectful or does not do as you ask, you simply refuse to do or provide something they want in the near future. The "Gimme, Gimme!!" scene at Walmart results in not having the usual snack or play date they had been counting on later that day. The laundry that has remained unfolded despite your request results in not driving to Stacy's party like the child hoped. You calmly tell them why you "don't feel like doing" that activity for them because of they way they treated you.

Holy smokes the lessons work and work fast. You don't have to plan an detailed discussion, or develop an elaborate communication strategy. Instead, state your decision and the reason and walk away. Toddlers to teens, boys and girls, even step-children are much nicer children to have around by the time you finish chapter 3.

Let me know how it goes for you!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines. Not A Fan?

If you are like many lonely, single people, you dread the annual arrival of the Hallmark Holiday of Valentine's Day. The good folk over at The Onion had you in mind when they broadcast the yearly Stoning of A Happy Couple.

Annual Valentine's Day Stoning Of Happy Couple Held

Let their misery be your candy heart, their tears your chocolate kisses.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Manslator

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you guys might want The Manslator to make sure you can make the most of the day for her (and you).

Thanks to our friends at The Chive!

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Super Bowl Ads?

While there was really nothing that could make up for the horrible, horrible half-time performance by the Black Eyed Peas, the crop of clever ads came pretty close. Even people who have no interest in football watch the NFL Championship Game to enjoy the most expensive 30 second spots of the year.

My favorites were the Ameritrade Baby and Ozzy for Best Buy.

What were yours?
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