Saturday, April 12, 2008

Well-suited for fatherhood....

Confession: Henry, our dog, is quite the pampered pooch. While he stays in a kennel during the day, it is located in our living room and has an excellent view of the giant TV. What's more, Brad has taken to tuning that TV to the Animal Planet during the day while we are at work so Henry won't be 'lonely'. One day this week while Brad was taking Henry for his daily devotional, Henry bolted and would not come back to him despite calling and chasing. Twenty minutes later, dog scruff in hand, they returned home. Brad's swift and merciless punishment for Henry: no Animal Planet that day. Obviously, Brad takes the negative reinforcement method over corporal punishment. Way to rule with an iron-fist Hon', our children are sure to fear and obey you. LOL! He will be putty in their hands.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald.