There are oh so many ways I’m busy killing it over here. I know, I know, it’s hard to watch someone knocking balls out of the park, but what can I say. It’s a talent.
“Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?” – Rick Riordan
** I’ve got three of Bear’s friends crammed in the backseat and we’re on the way to a lock-in at the trampoline park. It’s a 45 minute drive, just long enough for them to crank some tunes. More than long enough for me to sing along at the top of my lungs.
** Bear, T-man, and I were treating ourselves to burgers and sundaes one night when what may be the worst singer ev-er took stage and began banging out covers on his keyboard. If eardrums could burst from offensive music then we would have finished off dinner in urgent care. As it was I figured I could lighten the mood with a little diner booth boogie. The looks of utter horror on my kids’ faces made the whole experience worthwhile.
“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” – Henny Youngman
** The life philosophy of every college student ever.
“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.” – Erma Bombeck
** Along with letting children carry cups of grape juice, putting out a sundae bar at kid level, and setting off into Walmart with three kids and separate school supply lists.
“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White
** Because you know what’s important in this life? Working together. Cooperation. A we’re-all-in-the-same-boat frame of mind. Plus vodka. Or tequila. I’m flexible.
“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein
Best damn explanation of relativity I’ve ever seen. Some personal examples:
** Coffee with girlfriends versus one game of Candyland.
** Popcorn and a (non-animated) movie versus twenty minutes of “Watch This!”.
** A lazy afternoon with the dogs versus cleaning a bathroom.