I’ve been exercising my abilities with the silent treatment.
I don’t know what the problem is when people complain about receiving the silent treatment; I for one would enjoy being on the receiving end of blissful silence. 🙄
So to encourage silence, I stopped talking. After a big blow up where the straw finally broke the camel’s back, I recoiled.
Do you know how hard it is to not talk to people when there’s kids with activity schedules requiring chauffeuring, and dogs requiring commands and attention? As soon as speak to the dog everyone wants to participate. When I speak to humans, they suddenly show symptoms of selective hearing.
Like I said in my previous post, a vacation from family would be nice. In fact, I woke up this morning all distracted thinking I was in Miami. Took me a while to get my bearings that I am in frigid, snowy Toronto, not sunny and hot South Florida.
It was such a delicious dream, too… 😉
But then reality hit. A coach emailed to ask if my U14 girl wants to play in a U16 game later, which required me to talk to said U14 child whom I’m trying to give the silent treatment to… (I’m so tired…)
She said no.
Fine by me.
One less rink to drive to.
So I gave her the few instructions I expected her to adhere to today including what time we were leaving for x and y (the other stuff she already has on the schedule) and resumed sipping coffee in silence.
We’re dog sitting too. Jerry (the dog we looked after for a week) went home yesterday, and after I got back from an out of town game last night, Molly arrived. She’s 13, so her energy needs are a little less erratic than those of the 80 pound Airedale. 🙂 Molly will be with us for a week as well.
Plus, she’ll be accompanying me to my parents today, along with the wayward child I guess…(if she’s ready on time).
It will be a silent drive to Oakville.
Don’t ask me what the males in this house are up to. Hockey, probably. I’m not getting involved.
Anyway, thinking back to my Miami dream, are people making vacation plans for summer already? I have none.
Your turn. Tell me your vacation plans, or dreams of places you’d love to visit this year. I’m all ears. I could use the distraction… 🙂