Wednesday, December 07, 2011

It worked with my kids

Right now I'm really struggling to like some people that I love. And I'm disappointed with some people that I like. This isn't anything new. It happens with jarring regularity.

I am so tired of grown adults behaving like children. Or even worse, like junior high students.

I'm so tired of snide comments and pot-stirring. Of extreme comments begetting more extreme responses. Of plain-old, flat-out meanness.

I'm sick of bickering.

I'd like to grab several different sets of people by the scruff of their necks and stand them in the middle of my living room. I'd make them stand forehead to forehead with each other until there was laughter and forgiveness.

As my children have taught me, some people are stupid-stubborn, and this can take a while, but I've never seen it fail.

10 comments:

revalkorn said...

Sorry. I should have warned you about my Sabres fandom.

Jane said...

I love sports fans. It's so easy to keep them happy. :)

Elephantschild said...

Haha. My mom never tried that with us kids. What a great trick.

Jane said...

It's awesome. Of course some kids break faster than others. :)

B said...

It really did work.

B said...

...not that I've ever been stupid-stubborn.

Adriane said...

Uh oh. Should I just head over with my head hung in shame now? I can take it, Jane. *sob* I can take it.

Jane said...

:)

Hannah said...

Still used occasionally, even when we range 19-27, but it works!

Jane said...

Yeah. Still works with mine, too. ;)