Princess is gone to camp this week.
Her dog is depressed and stressed,
what a combo. He's always funky
anytime she is away for any length of time.
This morning I heard someone on TV talking about the adverse effect stress has on our body. I feel blessed that in this stage of my life I have very little stress. I know that can change in a moment, but for now, I'm in a thankful and blessed stage of life.
I have always tried to teach my children the method I use for keeping stress to a minimum. When something stressful occurs I always try to say to myself, "Where does this fall on a scale of 1 to 10?", with "1" being totally relaxed and at peace with the world, AND "10" being bad news from the doctor". That's how I roll and it usually serves me well,
When the kids were all young we would often talk about "the scale" while driving in the car. I would give them a scenario and they would tell me where they would rank it on the 1 to 10 scale. I'd give them scenarios like,
- your best friend is mad and won't talk to you
- you make a bad grade on a test
- you forget your locker combination
- you're grounded for a weekend
etc. etc. etc.
- put dinner in the oven and forget to turn the oven on
- stormy weather
- plane ride
- dentist appointment
- gaining 5 lbs in a week
my answers in order: 2, 4, 9, 6, 7
What are your answers?
If no one comments I'm gonna be stressed.