Thursday, April 13, 2006

What planet am I living on?!?

So yesterday I'm talking to my parents & my dad kind of mentions.... that "since you and [the X] have been communicating better... maybe you should try getting back together."

HUUUUUUHHHH?!?!? Perhaps he should read this article that I read in my friend Gwen's Blog ... or perhaps he might want to rethink and remember everything I've said to him in the past... oh... two years.

Sometimes I really feel like I might live in a different reality. Like maybe I told this stuff to parents who have.... now wait..... go with me on this one.... been taking over by pods?!? Could that be?!?

Something to think about.

1 comment:

Gwen said...

First of all, thanks for the shout out.

Secondly, yes, your parents have been taken over by the pod people.

No, seriously, they probably just want everything to go back to the way it was, because it's easier--in some ways--for them.

Also, I found it disturbing that that article said that most families exhibit levels of conflict that are "too high." What I found unsettling about it was not that we're all living in such conflict, but that the obvious "norm" is somehow wrong, as if experiencing a bit of angst is something we should never ever ever catch our children doing. It seems we have become an awfully protective society when it comes to kids ....

The other ironic thing about that article was that it said to make sure you resolve conflict in front of your kids, and of course, Jeff and I will argue in front of them, but almost never resolve it then! So we're obviously doubly bad and there is no hope for my children. lol. sort of.