Saturday, January 02, 2010

Noah the pragmatist

So yesterday I had a bit of a meltdown with my boys and once the guilt had set in I asked both of them to sit down with me and help me figure out a way for all of us - especially me - to stop yelling so much. Here are their suggestions:

Adam: Maybe instead of yelling we can say "please" and "thank-you" and "your welcome" and other nice things.

Noah: How 'bout we just keep yelling until our voices don't work anymore and then we will stop?

Phil's calls Noah our pragmatist. After this comment I would have to agree with him on that point.


shawn rowley said...

it is none of my business but in our family, we have come to the mistaken conclusion that "in a state of anger we have all come to beleive that we are right in our conclusions", -we all need to be right so anger has become a habit-....for the last few months i have been preaching to one and all that ths is the case and in contradiction i have preached that "if we are angry we are automaticaly WRONG" i have made a few convers and it has helped, i could be wrong but i leave that with you for what ever value it may have...good luck.

Allison said...

Wayne's with Noah.

Nathan said...

I'm sharing this one with my coworkers.

Amy said...

I love reading your blog. (I work with Phil... and I played computer games with Noah last week). I hope one day I will be blessed with boys as good as yours and that I will be able to keep humor as well as you and Phil do. I really look up to you guys.