Distractions !

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I’m on a flight from LaGuardia to DFW – delayed; no surprise there. A dad and his 3-year old boy right behind me. Uh-oh.

I was trying to read the latest TIME. And this dad started to read to his boy. This turned out to be more distracting than I expected. He was British and it sounded like J. K. Rowling reading “Harry Potter”, only he was reading “The Cat in the Hat”. It was mesmerizing. By the time he got to little cat z, I was on the edge of my seat, because I couldn’t remember how he cleaned the spots off the snow. It turns out, if I heard right, that he had “voo” under his hat. And it worked !

This dad then engaged in silly talk with his boy, who was laughing hysterically. And it made me happy and sad at the same time – happy for the times I was silly with my kids when they were younger and sad that I wasn’t sillier more often.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great article! You've captured my sentiment exactly.