Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cleaning out the fridge

Yesterday I cleaned out our refrigerator. I waited to long! As I was cleaning I started thinking about cleaning up my life. Which took me to parenting. Which took me to RAD. Albert Einstein said "The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." I thought of the things in my parenting that don't work and yet I keep repeating them. Some things that are moldy and stinky by this time and need to be thrown out.

Yelling
Arguing
Intimidation
Using guilt
Empty threats
Needing to win

Ewww. Gross. I'm going to work on cleaning these things out of my parenting skills a little more thoroughly this week. I've been working on them for a long time but I still see them back there in the back of the fridge. From time to time I try to pull them out and use them. It's time they go. They do not work.

7 comments:

familygregg said...

Yeah, and a little bit of poison ruins the entire recipe. Often...I'm doing good and then add a "dash" of the rotten stuff. Just enough for a nasty aftertaste.

Brenda said...

familygregg,

Sprinkle some old sarcastic croutons on top.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Wow.. great to find this blog and see others talking about RAD.

I could use to clean up too.

Rachelle said...

No wonder I can't lose these extra pounds I put on....I need to do something different....hhhmmmm

FaerieMama said...

I'm so glad to have found other parents raising RAD kids and bloging about it - like you! It's such an exclusive club to belong to, it's so helpful to remember we are not alone! I look forward to continued reading!

Brenda said...

wife to the rockstar and faeriemama,

Welcome! It is nice to meet you too!Thanks for reading.

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