Monday, July 9, 2012
There's Always One...
Look at the kid on the far right. Notice anything? What was going on in that little preschool head of his?
How about, "I recall being perfectly clear that it was 'Pumbaa' I wanted." Or maybe, "Is this a girl toy? If it is, I am so not playing with it!"
Most likely, "Why, for the love of Mike, does my mother dress me in these fruity wind suits?!"
Whatever he was thinking, this cracks me up. It's a classic, pictoral example of one of my cave family theories.
There's always one.
There's always one who isn't happy at the water park. He forgot his goggles. His aqua-socks are "squinchin'" his feet. The "lazy river" is too "lazy." The clearance swimsuit (cheap cave-mommy bought) he's wearing is actually some other kind of bottom-covering garment. Meaning, it is missing that net-underwear thing guys need inside their shortage. And then, there's the ever-popular sunblock making him "scratchy." And "scratchy" typically leads to "whiny."
There's always one who isn't happy with the vehicle seating arrangement. There's always one who forgets he has homework. There's always one who forgets it's his turn to put the snake back in the habitat. (That last one may be a little more specific to my cave. Oh, the reptile stories I could tell!)
When you start bringing kids into your cave...you may find yourself muttering, "There's always one!" on occasion.
I used to look at my three and question, "What do you guys do? Do you pow-wow every night for a game of 'rock-paper-scissors' to see who is going to give Mom grief the next day?!" Additionally, I would ask the Lord if a time would ever come when the musketeers would just get it all together...simultaneously.
But, you know...the theory of "there's always one" has its upsides. The odds can be very favorable for a cave to experience some pretty sweet stuff, too. Such as...
There's always one who will play with you when nobody else on the block will.
There's always one who will give Mom a hug, just when she needs it.
There's always one who will say "thanks" when everyone else forgets.
There's always one who can make the others laugh...right when they're about to cry.
Which one do I want to be today?
Which one do you want to be today?
Let's up the odds.