Dec 29, 2006
Books for Ike, Part I
For my godson Ike, the first of several titles I'd like to write for him:
Lessons Learned the Hard Way (Many by Me) -- a catalog of mistakes made by grownups.
"In life, you will have at least one friend who is always running late and who never thinks to call and who never apologizes. Maybe it's stupidity, ADD, or a lack of general courtesy -- who knows what lousy reason -- but they're never on time, no matter how much you beg.
But just remember this for the day they push you over the edge: DO NOT START YELLING AT THEM THE INSTANT THEY SHOW UP. Because the day you do will be the day they just got fired, or their cat died -- or the day they finally tried to call but couldn't reach you because you forgot to turn your cell phone on."
Ike is ~10, now, so I have a few years to write this particular book of advice for new adults. But there is at least one other title I wish I had for him now -- a sensible book on courtesy, manners, and etiquette. More on that in another blog.
Hey, I read this and thought, hm...is he repeating himself on this blog? And then I remembered. No, we has this discussion in person last week!
Posted by: Jenny | Dec 29, 2006 8:21:51 AM
Ahhh! And then I had this discussion with you last night! I love it.
Posted by: Grace | Dec 29, 2006 12:45:11 PM