Off-kilter

March 22, 2003

[Warning sign: OFF KILTER]Well, today was pretty turbulent — my 10-year-old son got off to a rough start, and threw me off-kilter. Kay’s theory is that his cognitive abilities are growing to the point where he is starting to draw conclusions about things, but because it’s a new thing, he’s bad at it. We also realized that much of his frustration was due to unmet expectations that he never communicated to us. So we’re going to have to take extra care to dialog with him and try to draw his thought processes out of his head. (But I guess that’s the way it goes with reciprocal co-ontogenic structural coupling. …Hi, Jor!)

When I was still off-kilter in the afternoon, Kay kicked me out of the house, telling me that I needed “I time.” (What a woman! It’s great to be with an extrovert who understands the needs of introverts. These are the benefits of nearly 17 years of marriage, and having gone through Myers-Briggs stuff together.) So I went to hang out at Guitar Showcase, spent some money, and felt much better. :-)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

One response to Off-kilter

  1. And now, the truth…
    …After making Kay sound so noble, she said, “God & I have an unspoken agreement. When you become intolerable, I kick you out and he puts you back together.”