Friday, October 7, 2011
I take my Parenting Advice from Jack Donaghy
Meagan Francis getting to have the title of The Happiest Mom. Sure, she is happy and she is a Mom, but is it fair that she gets that title? I think not. I told my kids that my friend Meagan thinks she is the happiest Mom. I told them that I was going to give her a run for her money. I informed these small people that I am done yelling. I don't like to yell. I don't like how it makes me feel. I don't like how it makes our home feel. My Mom yelled at me and I hated it. I don't want to do it anymore to my children. Seth looked at me and said, "I don't think you can do it Mom. I mean, you yell a lot". Amelia agreed with him and Libby told me she likes crackers. So, I took that on as a challenge. That night at dinner we were talking about this, and Jeremy reminded me of the brilliance of everyone's favorite Boss, Jack Donaghy. Dear Jack lives by the rule of "ASQ" - Always Speak Quieter. He who speaks the quietest in a situation where emotions run high, wins. He teaches this technique to deal with Overbearing Mothers. And if it works with Overbearing Mothers, it most definitely should work with my children! Yes...YES! This is my new parenting plan. I mean come on, who would you take your parenting advice from? Jack or Meagan? Jack or Meagan. Tough choice I know.