I haven't written any new posts in this series since July of 2012, but I recently realized that my beta male mindset affects my relationships with my children as well as my peers.
Monday was a fairly typical day for my daughter and me. I woke up early, and made a copy of the NY Times crossword puzzle for my daughter.
I then washed her dishes from the night before, and did a load of her laundry.
After she woke up I paid her spring semester college tuition.
I then offered her a ride to the Y, which she declined; but she knows she can alway borrow my car anytime it's not in use.
Later on I helped her with some clues with the crossword puzzle and complimented her on how well she'd done with the other answers.
That evening, when we had our usual game of family Jeopardy, I complimented her when she got some answers which I hadn't known.
After the game was over, because she found it annoying that I had complimented her, she hit me in the arm. (Hard.)
I guess I won't be swimming well at my masters meet this coming weekend.
But my primary concern is: how can I be less annoying to her?