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"Murphy was an optimist!"

I need a Boston Legal fix! July 25, 2006 9:46 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Of Being Dad
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I’ve forgotten my question. I don’t like this feeling.

This morning I turned a cheery Tommy at 8:01 into a teary, upset child at 8:27. I left the house with the 4 year old in shaky tears, the 10 year old hiding in his room, and the 13 year old withdrawn. Why? I made the greatest parental mistake of all; I lost my temper and yelled. I figure it will take months if not much longer to reverse the damage done in a brief moment of lack of self-control and regain my children’s trust. I felt it coming. Had I simply asked, "What would Alan Shore do?" this could have been prevented.

I am guessing that maybe I have 30 years left in me. I don’t want to do any more yelling for those 30 years. I’ve had enough.

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1. AT - July 25, 2006

Man, you don’t yell at your kids? I’d have to pull a severed head out of a basket to get that kind of effect out of my angels these days…