How many times have I found myself mumbling something under my breath only to stop and realize I’m channeling my parents. Uttering some Axiom like “All’s well that ends well”, “Horse before the Cart” or best yet, “The Road to Hell . . . “
Thousands of times lately to be honest. Each and every quaint utterance was learned from my own parents. Little things they’d mumble to themselves as they gamely tried to raise myself and my two rather unmentionable brothers. The fact that they didn't drown us in a bag of Rocks or leave us in the woods without the benefit of Bread Crumbs is a freakin’ miracle. We were . . . Troublesome to say the least.
But here I am, mumbling some silly thing that I heard my Dad say years ago as I try to keep my own child on the straight and narrow.
And what happens you ask? Well the little Scamp pulls one of her tried and true tricks. She wanders into the living room where I’m pounding away at the computer and wraps her arms around me and says “Love ya Daddy!”
Of course that’s the first warning that something is up . . . Something big!
Turns out March Break starts Friday and she wants her friends to stay over for the weekend yet again. Sleepover time!
Well, it’s not that bad. They’re all good kids. And the best part was a few weeks back when three of them were hiding in my daughter’s bedroom and what do I hear playing on their computer? “Carry on my Wayward Son” by Kansas . . .
Huh?!?!?!? Ummmm Okay . . . I was listening to that song at the same age they're at now! Holy LesPaul Batdude! What the heck is up with that!?!?!?! Then they come piling in to see if I have any more Kansas songs on my own computer . . . Do I?!?!?! Hell Yeah! Buckets worth!!!
So I discover that I’m cool . . . Who’da Thunk it! Moira's Dad has 70’s/80’s music! That’s SO cool!
Well they grab a pile of it on a flash drive and roam back to her bedroom to “Check it out”. So all the rest of the weekend I’m being treated to the same music at top volume that I forced my own parents to listen to . . . (At Top Volume!)
And I’m pretty sure I’m echoing exactly what they said back then . . .
”Stop leaving the Damn Bathroom light on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Have a great and peaceful day all!