JD's curiousity is starting to creep into mischeviousness, on occasion, so I figured it was time to lay down some early discipline markers. As a test bed, I decided to make the sound cable on my computer forbidden to touch. I let JD play with all the other things on the desk, but as his hand reaches for the very tempting cable at the front, he gets a firm, "No!" from Daddy! The first couple of times, that was enough. The third time it needed a tap on the hand from my finger. A pause. And then some crying from the shock. Since then, the "No"" has been enough of a reminder. But he does still insist on sneaking his little hand out to try and grab that cable whenever he can, testing my concentration and resolve. I suspect this will be the first of many contests of will. Game on, JD!!
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I saw this diagram on my brother's blog and liked it a lot. It neatly encapsulates how I try to view difficulties in life - not always successsfully. I'm all for cogitation, anticipation and preparation, but I don't think that worry itself ever achieves anything. However, compared to many, I have a fairly controlled, predictable and comfortable life. I probably wouldn't be so logical and dispassionate if I was living on the breadline or in a warzone. I'd be interested in any comments you have.
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