Tuesday, December 2, 2008


It glares at me from the corner it has been banished to. Having grown up in an era of corporal punishment I always thought that if you spare the rod you spoil the child but this time I wanted to see if I could get a different response and so off to the corner it went. I direct it to look back at the wall while not making eye contact…that only reinforces misbehavior. It won’t be long now until it is released from timeout. Pool season is approaching and if my kayak addiction behaves, we’ll try teaching a few rolling classes. It was bad towards the end of the tour season and needed to take a break to calm down. How most other people don’t have out of control kayak addictions has always made me wonder. Certainly I know a few people whose addictions are absolutely horrid and they do nothing about them…I try to be supportive when they complain but they refuse to even think about corrective responses. Anyway, as I said, timeout is almost over and soon it will be time to feed my addiction and see if it is better behaved.

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