Birthday Month? (Yes, apparently I’m a sorority girl)
The month of my birthday is always a busy one. I don’t usually get much time to much of anything other than focus on school or other activities that seem to be filling up my time. That has been true most of my life, but now that I’m out of grad school and for the most part an adult.
I’m not sure I’ll ever feel like an adult, even if I keep calling myself an old man. Seeing my nieces grow up so quickly doesn’t make me feel any younger. However I enjoy every minute with them. A funny experience that happened this month was when I was home to help my brother in law and sister move we spent a little family time because it was the Easter season.
My sister had found this ingenious way of having my nieces color eggs in a way that wasn’t going to make a mess. With toddlers that is a feat if anything resembling any activity doesn’t involve making a mess. They did enjoy finding my phone and running off with it. However this little activity with my nieces coloring the eggs was simple, dip the egg and be amazed at how cool it was.
I remember being young and simply coloring an egg was exciting. Being able to see the world through their eyes can really make one appreciate the simple and things that we might think as normal and mundane. Just as we continued with the eggs my nieces began to bite into the hard boiled eggs and find the delicious part they were looking for.
They liked coloring eggs, but they liked eating them even more. Sometimes you’ve got to break a few eggs to really get what you want.
(or make an omelette)
My nieces understood that. Sure two year olds will break anything, but they knew what they wanted and they took it.
Sometimes that’s what you have to do. Break a few eggs, not necessarily to get what you want, but to the good part, the eggy center. Otherwise you’ll never really know what it holds inside.
You never know what life holds until you break a few eggs, and take a few chances.
Album of the Month
Do you love the Swell Season? Of course you do. Well, Marketa Irglova made a solo album. Just amazing. Came out a while back, but worth mentioning in this off month for albums.
Marketa Irglova ~ Anar