6/16/09

How Do You Solve A Problem......

Our household has come down with an awful malady, one we are taking drastic measures to combat.

No, it isn't swine flu.

No, we didn't get C-Diff like RP.

No, it isn't some unknown strain of a virus that doctors have never seen before.

It is NEGATIVITY.

Yes, negativity has swooped into our home and assaulted each and every one of us with its nasty way of gripping onto our tongues, and causing us to say things we normally wouldn't say.

So we are fighting this nasty beast the only way we know how....through music.

We wanted to come up with a way of telling others they are being negative, without being negative ourselves.

So, if you feel someone has just had a negative attitude, or said a negative statement......

You start singing one of the songs from "The Sound of Music" to them.

So, if Z2 tells The Princess she looks pretty crappy, The Princess may respond with...

"How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?"

Or, if Kiki Aru tells Z2 to shut up and quit being stupid, Z2's response may be...

"High on a hill was a lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo"

You get how it works? Then we not only communicate our meaning, but do it in a way as to not be negative to the other person.

So, the hills have been quite alive these past few days with "The Sound of Music"....

and it is positive music to my ears.

3 comments:

Katrina said...

I love it!!! I'm totally stealing this idea. Laughing is far preferable to whining, and that's what I'm dealing with at my house!

Cedar Street Kid said...

What a great way to go. We watch comedies and go around quoting them when we get that virus.

Silver Valley Girl said...

Katrina--Let me know how it goes with the kids...it seems to be helping around our house.

CSK--Quoting comedies is another great idea...except I can come up with music lyrics much quicker than comedic quotes....I guess we all have our how special gifts LOL!!