Posts Tagged ‘Adulthood’

If You’ve Never Been There, Good For You

December 3, 2018

There’s a special level of sick when you’re an adult and a parent, the “watching afternoon television” level.

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“Huh. So You Are . . .”

March 7, 2017

Sometimes it’s all too easy to become jaded and to no longer see the wonders of the world as anything other than commonplace.  That’s why it’s so helpful to view things through the eyes of a child now and then.  Case in point:

What I saw:  Just another Skype session.

What my son saw:  “I’m looking into another state right now!”

Speaking Of Food

March 17, 2014

Real adults know not to do this very often, but real adults also know that if they really want ice cream for breakfast, they can have it.

As Promised

March 11, 2014

Yesterday I mentioned there was a story behind this thought, so here it is:

L. had asked me if we could go to the park so he could go down the slide, and after thinking about it for a moment, I said yes and started to get him ready to go.  This took a little extra time since I was specifically looking for the long-sleeved shirt and sweat pants he had worn to the park the other day, and eventually asked for help in locating them.

“It’s not cold enough to need them, is it?” L’s mother asked.

“No,” I replied.  “But it’s not too hot for them either, and what he really wants to do is slide down the slide.  They’re perfect for sliding without getting stuck halfway down.”

L’s mother just looked at me in a way I interpreted as a mix of mild astonishment and moderate amusement.

“What I can say?” I rhetorically asked with a shrug.  “As a veteran child myself, I know these things.”

The Story Behind This Thought Will Be Told Tomorrow

March 10, 2014

A successful adult is, among other things, a veteran child.

– Robert Alan