Humorous parenting helps me keep my sanity.
With the passing of Merv Griffin, I was reminded of a cute story from a few months ago. The boys were dawdling over every task….schoolwork….meals…..chores, and I was having difficulty maintaining my cool while encouraging them to finish. As a joke I started singing the Jeopardy Theme song to them when I just couldn’t think of anything else to motivate and inspire. Plus it made me smile, which was necessary at the time.
After a few days, the Jeopardy fad passed and I forgot about the whole thing.
Then we were at the table one day at lunch, and The Manager was just taking for-stinkin-ever to finish his sandwich. I said something or other about him eating so slowly, and he said, “Well Mama, you could sing me that song.”
Hey, whatever works. Lol.
Earnest Parenting: tips for using humor to maintain sanity.