Sunday, November 04, 2007

Day 4

Today A. made a big red wooden sign for the backyard. It's to be posted near a bush and it says, "DANGER! Bumblebees here! Don't go near this bush!" It seems his friend is afraid of bees and pointed the hazard out to him last time they were in the backyard. A. takes his hosting responsibilities very seriously.

I realized as I drove home from work tonight that most of my advice in couples' counseling boils down to, "Be nicer to each other."

We took the boys to a Lutheran church around the corner from us because they actually have a Sunday School. The boys were great during the service, except Ben kept turning to me and stage whispering, "No shouting, Mama!" For the record, I don't believe I was shouting.

I also realized as I drove home from work tonight that most of my advice in individual counseling boils down to, "You're a grown-up now and get to decide what to do yourself."

I'm in love with the show "Heroes." I missed it last season, and am catching up with the season 1 DVDs. I've decided that this is the way to do it. Yes, I'm a year late, but I get to watch a new episode every night! No waiting for next week (or longer!). I can also watch the episode, digest it, then watch it again, immediately if I had the time, with commentary! Yes, this is definitely the way to do it.

5 comments:

Marianne said...

>I also realized as I drove home from work tonight that most of my advice in individual counseling boils down to, "You're a grown-up now and get to decide what to do yourself."

But seriously, that can be really empowering to hear. I got advice like that when I did some short-term therapy a few years ago, and just hearing a trained professional say it helped me fix things.

Deirdre said...

I love the boiled-down advice. It's hard to keep sight of the fundamentals sometimes.

Sarah O. said...

Your boiled down advice is so dead on.

My 15 year old daughter got me into Heroes. It sounds pathetic but watching it together is a bonding time for us.

By the way, your blog is wonderful. But I've told you that before.

Lunasea said...
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Lunasea said...

Thank you, guys. Really.

 
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