Saturday, January 15, 2011

You ______ To Do, What You ______ To Do...

Saturday afternoon...

Out-Numbered - What do you guys want to do today?

8 Year Old - Let's go to the library!

Out-Numbered - That's a good idea.

4 Year Old - No. Let's go and get our nails done.

Out-Numbered - We did that last week.

4 Year Old - Please Daddy.

Out-Numbered - We can't do both. You guys have to decide which one you want to do.

8 Year Old - I don't care.

4 Year Old - I don't care either.

Out-Numbered - OK. So which one is it gonna be?

8 Year Old - Daddy, you pick!

4 Year Old - Yeah! Daddy picks!

Out-Numbered - Hmmm. That's a tough one. They're both pretty good suggestions.

8 Year Old - He's going to pick the library because he's a boy.


Now this is a pretty important moment. You would never know it because it's subtle. So subtle that it can't be seen or heard or even felt.

It just is.

Let me try to explain.

Have you ever heard the expression, "you have to do, what you have to do"?

We've all said it a thousand times.

My point is this: The expression, "you have to do, what you have to do" is made for situations like, picking someone else's dog shit off your front lawn, telling your girlfriend that her jeans don't make her ass look fat or farting in line at the DMV.

It's not made for this.

Not today it's not.

When "you have to do, what you have to do" becomes, "you want to do what you want to do", it means you're probably right where you're supposed to be.

That's me these days.

Right where I'm supposed to be...