I am always trying to teach the Triplets things outside of their pay grade. Last night at dinner I tried a new approach. I told them that aggravation and fun had an proportional inverse relationship. They took the hook, “what’s a promortional imvermse relashamip?” Yes, I am working on pronunciation and grammar too but one thing at a time:)
I showed them, using my hands, that as aggravation (mine or the CFO’s) goes up the fun (their’s) goes down. I used a very specific example of bedtime. “If I only have to tell you to put on PJs and brush your teeth once aggravation goes down and fun for tomorrow goes up. If you stay in your room and are quiet after prayers and night-nights aggravation goes further down and fun continues to rise. If you stay in your bed/room all night aggravation will be VERY low and fun VERY high!”
Everything was going well until they were “in bed.” I was playing Battlefield 3 with Nuke Doc when things unraveled. The results? Let’s just say that since I didn’t get to play my video game last night there is no TV or video games for anyone today. What comes around goes around. But I did get to bed early:)
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.
William F. Buckley, Jr.