lovingfatherof2 wrote:Take a step back, take a deep breath.
a dad wrote:What's your proposed/ideal parenting schedule and how might these items affect your parenting time?
RockyCali wrote:No, I don't put any effort into simplifying her life. I do appreciate that reminder, though.
What I meant was that by responding with anything other than "Okey doke" or "Noted" or something benign and curt, I elicit novel responses from her. It's not worth my time trying to get her goat. By taking time to go through the parenting plan to count the number of iterations of the word "shall", I am buying into her style of communication.
Basically, the end result of finding ways to point out her mistakes wastes my time and energy, and results in a diatribe over email. I will read this email, get frustrated at all the places where she is wrong, and end up with another lost hour and tachycardia.
A simple, bland response is best. It's good training for me ... and for her.
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