- I think Tyler has been secretly reading How to Win Friends and Influence People. I was greeted by a little boy standing up with his hands in the air and a 1000-watt grin on his face when I walked into his room on Monday morning. Ok, Mom, it's time to smile!
- I practiced this smile thing on myself a lot this week. When I woke up, I smiled right away. When Tyler was in the full swing of naughtiness by 9 AM, I smiled. For the record, this smiling had no magical power over Tyler's behavior. He remained just as naughty. I, however, did feel a little better.
- Alan, my husband, was the true example of Principle #5 this week. As I laid sick in bed for two days, Alan singlehandedly took care of a little boy whose new favorite hobby is to unroll toilet paper rolls from one end of the house to the other. And Alan kept up on shoveling nearly a foot of snow to boot! But that's not all... he did it all with a smile on his face. Truly. Thanks for the inspiration, Alan!
|Snowy smiles: Alan, Tyler, and the giant snowman!|