This is a picture of my Dad and brother after graduating recently from the sheriff’s academy. I wanted to put it up right then and write this great post about how from my Dad I have learned to never stop asking the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Build on the old, by all means – Dad’s had a long respected career as a physician – but don’t ever think you’re done. I admire that.
But I didn’t take this picture with my own camera, so I didn’t get a copy of it right away and failed to write that masterpiece when it was in season. Now I’m posting this picture because the last post had a picture of my sisters and I wanted to round it out with the brother. Not that he EVER READS MY BLOG. But still.
It was very Mondayish for me today. (My closest family members, the ones who DO READ MY BLOG, have heard that now three times. What can I say? It was the topic of the day.) But it had one really memorable moment. Kids will do that for you.
I have this habit when the kids are scared or sad or worried about something. I remind them of the good thing similar to it and say, “So think about that instead.” For instance, “You don’t think the time to go swimming again will come soon enough? But you had such fun doing it today . . . just think about that instead.”
So today, it got me back. I burned the cookies (not possible with the air bake pan actually, but they were way more brown than I like them . . . especially since I like them straight from the bowl.) Anyway, I said to John when I took them from the oven, “Wow, I am not having a very good day.” You know what he said?
“Well. Yes you are. So just think about that.”
When you put it that way . . . I’m convinced!