Monday, October 11, 2010

what would tom selleck do?


this fellow joined us for breakfast the other day. we always enjoy our small guests at meal times. we've learned to release them after the meal, otherwise they die on us.

green stink bug

billy and i have been enjoying the new tv series blue bloods this fall. tom selleck and donnie wahlberg are the main characters. in the story, tom selleck is the patriarch of the family. in the few different shows and movies that i have seen tom selleck, he is always easy-going and calm. he's no different in this show either. he parents with such a gentle manner. and while i don't think i should be taking my parenting cues from tv, i've been inspired by tom selleck's character. so as i go about my days lately, i'm reminding myself to be like tom selleck. speak gently, listen well, answer thoughtfully.

and now you think i'm a little looney : )

interseting where we find inspiration huh?


stitchinpenny said...

I don't think you are crazy. All the things you mentioned are great for developing a good relationship based on communication. It is better than I did. My kids said that I said because I said so tpp often.

Molly said...

I have to check this show out. There aren't very many tv characters with those qualities--good qualities to have, for sure.

Teresa said...

I don't think you are crazy at all. I, myself, think of Tom Selleck often (but as his Magnum P.I. character...giggle, giggle).

I see nothing wrong with copying good behavior from wherever it is demonstrated...just surprising that it would be from TV.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

trudys_person said...

I never thought of Tom Selleck as a parent ... but I have loved him since he was Magnum ... now that I think about it, I can see your point!

Alex said...

I don't think you're crazy at all. I take inspiration or help/advice from anywhere if it actually helps me.
The one that has helped me lately comes from a book about simplicity and parenting, so simple, but very good. Whenever I am about to open my mouth to talk to my kids, I think "true, kind, necessary". What I am about to say should have those 3 things. The necessary is really helping, sometimes I didn't realize I talked too much!!