Every year during the first week in November, I try to stay out of the grocery store for about 48 hours beginning Wednesday evening and ending Friday around suppertime. If I don’t remember, I should note the surplus of pickup trucks in the parking lot, and immediately back away slowly from the F-150s.
Our daughter never learned to crawl. She went right from sitting to walking. This wasn’t because of any special inborn talent on her part, although I’m sure we could have argued that at the time.
No, our daughter’s walking feat was due to the fact that she had two first-time parents who knew virtually nothing about what to do with little babies.
I’ve always had a thing for ramekins. Some women covet jewelry; others, a fancy new car or fancy young boyfriend. Me, I’d be satisfied with ramekins. What can I say? Some people have skeletons in their closet. Me, I have… ramekins.
You never quite plan to give yourself a haircut. Everyone knows that would be pretty silly. The dexterity required to manipulate a scissors and cut neatly and evenly in the 360 degree circle surrounding your head is beyond human capabilities.
My first-grader came home from school with big news about crayons.
“There’s a box that holds 64 of ‘em,” he reported. “And on the back is a sharpener!” He gave extra emphasis to the word “sharpener” so we’d know this was the most important part.
It’s the most very basic question, and one that everyone wants answered: Where did we come from? There’s a hot and heavy battle (some might even call it a war) going on right now between two groups that think they have the answer.
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