Its good to be back in the saddle this 2nd day of 2008. I’m looking forward to blogging through Mark McMinn’s Integrative Psychotherapy as well as fleshing out some thoughts I had regarding anxiety versus healthy concern. I’m also going to write a bit about how the news media shapes our way of looking at the world. And since I was asked, I’m going to write a bit about male circumcision. Is it abuse? There are some who suggest it is. This last one may not be a big issue, but since it was new to me, I did some thinking on the matter. Oh yeah, I also have to prepare for my class, Psychopathology. So, look for weekly installments on various pathologies.
I don’t know about you, but I did very little this past holiday week. A walk here, a kid’s movie there, conversation with my parents. And yet, I’m still tired. Go figure. I played multiple games of foosball. It was a big hit. Now, here was my dilemma. I am a good player. I played my kids separately, together, and with an adult. I beat them every time. My youngest is a tough competitor and he wanted to play me but got very upset when I continually beat him. So, I considered whether I should go easy on him and let him win. So, last night, after a week of telling him I never lose, I let him win. He must of screamed, “I won, I won, I beat Daddy!” for ten minutes. He told the whole world. (Freud was right about some things.) When my eldest asked if it were true, I said yes. So, I’m teaching him how to win and lose gracefully. I have a long way to go.
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