Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Absolutely Mad

My son is definitely getting more mature but that doesn’t mean that he still doesn’t get extremely upset at times.

When Kai is in the car, he regularly listens to the Kids Place Live channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. One of the regular features on the station is to announce kids’ birthdays.

My wife thought that Kai would get a kick out of hearing his favorite personality on the station, Absolutely Mindy, announce his birthday, and so she completed the online request.

Last week, on the day she had requested, she went to pick up Kai at school and waited with the car radio tuned in to the station. But before Kai came out of the building, Absolutely Mindy’s show started and she read the birthday announcements.

When Kai got to the car, my wife told him that Absolutely Mindy had announced his birthday on the air.

He was not happy. Not at all.

Apparently he was loud and angry the whole drive over to his therapist.


Never mind that it wasn’t her fault. It wasn’t anyone’s fault, really. You just cannot schedule the announcements for a specific time.

I didn’t find out about this whole thing until the next day. And when my wife started telling me about it, Kai was still mad.


He didn’t want to talk about it, but my wife explained the whole thing to me anyway.

I tried to explain to Kai that it wasn’t Mindy’s fault that he missed the announcement, but he would hear nothing of it.

So, at ten years of age, he has matured quite a bit.

But he still has a ways to go on the whole misplaced anger thing.


  1. Disappointment is one of the hardest things to get over. Having some other objectives on the horizon to concentrate on goes a long way toward alleviating the present, as it allows one to concentrate on the future. I still think it is good that Kai cares deeply enough to get so disappointed. It is so difficult to help someone who simply does not care. I am sure that with something good to focus on...Kai will rebound quickly.

    1. When Kai is on to one of his other interests, the disappointment does not bother him. But if you bring up the topic, he still gets very upset. Our goal is that one day he does not direct his frustration to an innocent party.

  2. Oh dear! Poor Mindy. (and she doesn't even know! ha.)


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