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Boys in 'Burbs
two married guys
     living the dream in the suburbs
Boys in 'Burbs
two married guys
living the dream in the suburbs
Sometimes Repetition Is My Best Defense

“I’m SHOCKED by the mess, son!”
“I’m SHOCKED by the mess, daddy!”

Monday February 9th 2015
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  • Charles says:

    Understanding what my dads are telling me (especially when being scolded) is highly overrated. I generally prefer simply to parrot back their words, preferably while mimicking their own very serious facial expressions. Mimicking can also prompt them to smile or laugh, which works nicely at diffusing tensions. So, dear reader, if you’re shocked by my approach, then all I can say is: I’m shocked by my approach.

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    I moved with my husband (and now two young sons) back to the very same house in the idyllic suburbs in which I happily grew up.

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    • Charles

      Understanding what my dads are telling me (especially when being scolded) is highly overrated. I generally prefer simply to parrot back their words, preferably while mimicking their own very serious facial expressions. Mimicking can also prompt them to smile or laugh, which works nicely at diffusing tensions. So, dear reader, if you’re shocked by my approach, then all I can say is: I’m shocked by my approach.