Oct 12, 2010

I love you too

Recently Rachel has started using the phrase "I love you too" often, and not always as a response to "I love you"; that is what is making it more interesting.

When I remind her (not always in a gentle tone) to put away her back pack in the closet or the clothes in the laundry, or when Sharon says something nasty, or Joshua calls her names, or Daddy calls her for breakfast, Rachel's response would be, "I love you too" as though we just told her we loved her. It never fails to lighten the moment & lessen the tension, bringing instant smiles to parties involved.

One of my friends shared, while driving if someone does a nasty gesture she sends a flying kiss his/her way. I am sure it makes the person cringe & learn to behave the rest of the day.

One of my co-workers, a good friend in an earlier job swore a lot. He used foul language so much to a point that it made me wonder how to handle it, without offending him. Nobody else seemed to care. An idea struck me, I took a white paper, stuck it to the wall and said for each swearing word he uses, I will mark a dot on it and when there are 25 dots he needs to take us out for lunch (a team of 4 including him). Trust me, he didn't go past 3 dots and turned around almost instantly, I hope for good.

What these have taught me is that love conquers all! So, love you too!!

11 comments:

raji said...

hi ..that was a nice thought.I like the way u tackled ur colleauge.I have fights with my husband whenever he uses some bad word to scold me,i cannot tolerate it and i bounce back.So now i know ,i sh find out an alternative..:)

SG said...

It is nice of Rachel to say "I love you too" to parents and siblings. You also handled your colleague's "bad word" situation very well.

A said...

Nice way to tackle your colleague. I like Rachel's statement. My daughter says 'You are welcome' loudly when I don't say Thank You.

bhawna said...

yes Love can do wonders....

Sanand said...

True, loving people is the first step towards a happier, more peaceful world.

Stranger said...

lol..I just love this post. Thanks to Rachel for showing me a new method.

Thanks to you too... I have never come across such a perfect method to tackle work place profanity.

Bikramjit said...

yes indeed thats the way to do it, and love you too :)

NRIGirl said...

Thanks all for your interesting/appreciative comments. @Bikramjit's makes my day.

....Petty Witter said...

Yeah I also find blowing a kiss in response to certain gestures works well - expecting a similar gesture back, a blown kiss is the least thing they are expecting.

NRIGirl said...

Absolutely, @Petty Witter

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Wow, cute idea for stopping the swearing! But I've personally always disliked that "I love you too." My sister used to do it all the time. Soooo annoying when you're actually angry!

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