Four babies to one nursing mother is no laughing matter. Bravo to the sleep deprived dad who instigated the contagious giggles that buoyed his family and the millions who have watched this video.
Laughter is infectious, but so is yelling. The next time you or your partner have hit the wall and rational conversation is no longer an option, grab the helm and steer the course.
Try this experiment: distract your inflamed partner with the unexpected. Don’t take the bait and participate in the negative energy. Stick your tongue in the ear of your egregiously angered other, or defer to your smart phone’s Fart APP for comic relief.
Don’t be discouraged if, despite your best effort, you are still looking at Darth Vader (with one wet ear). Remember, it’s only an experiment. If the encounter makes you laugh instead of matching anger with anger, it’s a win.
Laughter is a novel remedy for brinksmanship, however some bickering in love and relationships can’t be tempered with humor. Whatever challenge you face, aspire to make your response a game changer.
Julie and Jennie