Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happies Vs Sads

It is school holidays.  I still have to go to work, but Chyken is a teacher, so he gets to laze about.  We have had some of our nieces and a nephew to visit.  Teenage ones.  It's been fun, they're good kids. Mostly.

We have especially enjoyed freaking them out with how strange we are.  I'm pretty sure they think we are putting it on, that we couldn't actually be as mental as we make out to be.  I have news for them though.  We ARE that mental.

In the last few months we have accidentally implemented something new in the Castle.  Happies and Sads.  Things are measured by them.  The maximum happies a person can have in a day is seventeen.  Chyken said so.  I asked him why seventeen is the maximum and he replied 'For the same reasons that the sky is blue and gravity is'. 

Seventeen happies is a very rare event.  For me, it would be something along the lines of John Farnham arriving at the Castle and singing three songs of my choosing.  I'm not sure what it would be for Chyken, but it would probably involve alpacas.  And perhaps Ikea and/or Costco.

Seventeen sads is also a very rare event.  We don't like to think about what such an event would entail.

Things throughout the day can contribute to your overall happie level.  A surprise chocolate bar would be a couple of happies.  Finding $10 in your wallet when you thought there was only $2 would be three happies.  Coming home and finding the vacuuming done would be seven at least.  Breaking the heel on your shoe would be eight sads, unless you happened to have a spare pair, which would be five happies, thus reducing the sads of the broken heel to three.  Make sense?  Don't worry, it is not really supposed to.

What stupid fun things do you do in the privacy of your own life that others would probably think are weird?

And most importantly, how many happies are you today?


  1. *giggle* I love the happies and sads! As for the mad things that go on in my house, I wouldn't know where to start. lol. You get to a point where you forget that certain things are mad to anybody else; they're just normal to me!!

  2. I think a little mental behavior is a good thing!

  3. Haha I love it! Well, IMO a sleep in would be sitting at about 8 happies, a hot cup of tea (not a luke-warm one) hits 5 happies (so we're at 13 happies). Vomits in the twins' cots makes 6 sads, so by 11:10am I am sitting at 7 happies. It all makes perfect sense to me!

  4. This is a most excellent system! I think I am many happies today: 10alone for sleeping in and feeling healthy! Can't think of a single sad. What a great day!

  5. 'Tis I, dear peoples, lord of the Castle, Chyken. Although Jo and I appreciate your accolades, I fear that you are going overboard with the distribution of happierz and sadz. If you continue to use such large volumes of happiez, the Happometer will implode and I shall have to source me a new flux capacitor.

    Lower happiez/sadz plz. Kthnxbai.

  6. weve my sads are way up there today but my kids have have lots of happies :) Great idea!

  7. Tis a truly awesome system.
    I'd say my sads are stacked up this morning thanks to a sick bubba and about 2 hours of sleep... but my lunch was nice and the kid is cute, so that's gotta add some happies, surely?


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