You’ll Regret This When You’re Older
I used to jump off of the couch and land on my knees. Apparently, I thought this was awesome fun. My mother warned me that I would regret that when I’m older. I thought she was ridiculous, because in the moment, it felt so great!
It always seemed so funny seeing my mother cringe when I did it; almost like she was feeling the pain as my knees slammed into the ground.
Cut To: 30 years later.
I’m in the backyard with Noble. And I catch him blasting his brains with a bike horn.
I can only imagine how fun it is to fire a horn into your own ear drum. Perhaps, as a child, that would have appealed to me. But now that I’m a relatively old man (in comparison to a 4 year old), I cringe at the thought of something that loud blaring into my ear. And so, unaware at the time that I’m a carbon copy of my own parents, I said to him, “Geez, Noble! Really? You’re gonna regret that when you’re older.”
And so I put down one more thing I need to thank/apologize to my parents for. That list is getting particularly long these days.