This is the type of thing that keeps him up at night.
I asked Troy to name some of the phrases that I say the most. This is what he said:
1. Look what your son did! I always want someone to acknowledge the impressive things that our sons are doing. Of course, the second I call attention to them, they stop doing their tricks. Troy usually glances and then goes back to whatever he was doing. Once he turns his back, the trick is usually repeated. I reply, “You missed it! Look what your son did!” It’s a vicious cycle.
2. Let me grab my camera. In my defense, I didn’t always take as many pictures as I do now. I only have nine pictures from our honeymoon. The events that must be photographed have just increased through the years. Troy is a good sport for the most part about my hobby.
4. We did so many arm balances. I really don’t say this very often, but I had just come home from yoga when I asked him to name some phrases. Troy realized that I judge the success of a yoga class by how many difficult poses are thrown into the mix. I consider a class to be really good if several arm balances are included. That is completely not what yoga is about, but I like being challenged.