I'm reading The Color Code this month and took the quiz as we watched the Olympics Friday night.
Me: As a parent am I: demanding, quick tempered, and/or compromising or am I concerned, sensitive, and/or critical? I think I'm concerned and sensitive...
Tod: No way. Demanding and quick tempered. For sure.
Me: But when the boys have had a bad day I usually --
Five minutes pass
Me: Am I dominant, ---
Tod: Yes, dominant.
Me: You didn't let me finish; there are three other options...
Tod: Don't need to hear them. Dominant.
It turns out I am a Blue with Red in quick second. No white, no yellow. Which means I am not peaceful and I am not fun. No yellow had me depressed most of the weekend (BLUE). Not as depressed as Tod, however, who was also in a funk Friday night.
Me: What is wrong with you.
Me: You're glued to the TV.
Tod: (Sigh) It's the Olympics. They're getting me down.
Me: They're getting you DOWN?
Tod: I sit here and watch these champions win medals...and I wonder what I'm doing with my life? What are my talents? I want to be a champion at something. I thought about it all week and tried to figure out which event I could possibly win at but...
Me: I think it's a little late for that.
Tod: And that's the other thing...I'm getting so old....
While the rest of us were uplifted and inspired by the Olympics, Tod felt lazy and inadequate (BLUE) for 17 days. Don't believe me? His drawing during dinner Saturday night:
And finally Sunday. Church ends. Kids are tired. Mom is tired. Baby is falling asleep. Tod is chatting. Chat chat chatting away (YELLOW). Kids start fighting. Mom drags everyone out to the car. Car is H-O-T. Seatbelt burns Larry. Larry starts crying. Mom spies two chocolate chips cookies from Lennon's teacher. She opens them up and passes them out. Dad gets in the car. We drive away in silence. Until Dad turns around and sees. Then he does that thing where he asks a question already knowing the answer:
Tod: Who gave you guys those cookies to eat in your church clothes (RED)?
Me: Ohhhhh brother. They can handle ONE COOKIE. They were starving. It's not like they're going to make a huge mess with one cookie each....relax (BLUE).