Okay….I agree, this is not funny and no one would actually do this. Right?
The other things no one would ever do on a sunny day are:
- tie the new puppy to a park bench and quickly skedaddle away — note pinned, “free to good home”!
- fill a box full of toads, wrap it up with pretty pink ribbon, then present it to your mother.
- put two helpless goldfish into the Culligan water cooler.
- plant Cannabis in the middle of the vegetable garden!
- use shingles as a Frisbee — sailing them from a roof top into the street below.
- have a peeing contest — outside of course — to see who can hit ‘the spot’ in the neighbor’s yard.
No one would do these things, right? No one, that is, except my twins, who on any given sunny day were full of surprises. The twins, whom I let live, turned 30 this past year.
Let me just say for clarity that when these things happened I was at work, earning the money for the clothes on their backs and the food on their tables. They should have been more thankful but kids will be kids, or is it boys will be boys . . . whatever, Martha! They were a mess growing up but they were also so lovely and dear sweet little ones too. I often wondered if I did the best job I could do with them. Then today came a note, a thank you note, from one of my twins for a present I gave him not too long ago.
“Mom, thank you so much for my socks and the thermos,
the thermos keeps my coffee hot until the end of the day,
but your love fills my soul a whole lot more than any gift!
Your love will always be in my heart Mom!!! Love you, Kevin”
And my heart melted — I may not have always done things perfectly — I may have spent too much time on case files and pleadings at a time when they needed my undivided attention — I may have spent too much time with my writing, as well — but in-spite of any motherly imperfections, my kid loves me!