My children like to exaggerate or maybe things through the eyes of a child are exaggerated. I don’t know, but whatever the case my three year old son becomes a drama show over certain things.
A quick list of things my three year old considers tragic:
- Not having a towel in the bathroom to dry his hands.
- Being served a sandwich that has bread other than whole wheat.
- Getting his hair brushed.
- Having to put on boots that are cold from being outside overnight.
- Looking for but not finding his bird book when he wants to look up Stellar Jays.
- Realizing that the small jar that holds mini tootsie rolls (bribes for using the toilet) is running low.
- Broken sidewalk chalk.
- A piece of dog poo “hiding” in the grass that I missed while picking up the backyard.
- Time out.
- The bathwater being “too wet” when it gets on his head or face.
Not to be outdone by my three year old here is a short list of things I consider tragic:
- Running out of spray n’ wash, ice cream, coffee or beer – not necessarily in that order.
- Having to make more then one trip from the car to the house. I would rather risk herniation of some part of my body or a dislocated shoulder to get it all in one trip.
- A frozen hummingbird feeder. It is people like me that have altered their migratory behavior by putting out the feeders in the first place so I really should take some responsibility for it and do it right.
- My inability to spell. I may have a college degree but most fifth graders could probably spell better than me.
It appears as though the scientific community has solved Carter’s tragic item number 10. So “thank you” to all the chemists who worked so hard on creating dry water (can I still add bubbles to that?) Now if you can just focus your research and funding on a bottomless keg for me that would be great?