In your family, do you have certain stories that have taken on mythological proportions?
The stories that are told and retold over and over again? To the point they almost become a cultural artifact that is imbued with meaning and passed down through the generations?
Yeah, my family too.
And a lot of these stories are completely inane and trivial.
For example, I am constantly reminded that as a mere babe, I went on a flight with my parents, where I proceeded to poop, pee, and throw up on my dad, all in a few hour window (what I now affectionately refer to as "hitting for the cycle").
I was so young I do not remember. And yet, I've heard this story so many times it would be impossible to forget.
Or like my older brother, who after seeing his first fireworks show turned to my parents and said "more works" as if they had any control over the matter (spoiler: they did not).
I am sure you have many relatable stories that your parents love to tell and that make you cringe and roll your eyes and think "ugh, do we really have to talk about this again"... And if you are a parent telling those stories, I'd bet my last cup of coffee that is exactly what your kids are thinking (ask and you may be surprised just how embarrassed you make them feel).
Regardless of how much parents embarrass their children, yesterday I had my own "more works" moment. Specifically after the deadline of the critique service I launched.
1) Because people wrote in telling me my link did not work (which I do appreciate, though the link did not work by design as the deadline had passed), and 2) People wrote in pleading (one even sent a crying emoji which I thought was cute) to let them slip past the barbed wire and gunners surrounding my dug-in deadline.
It was almost like they looked up at me with their big, round eyes and said "more works".
Alas. If only 'twere possible. But rules are rules. And just because I make the rules, doesn't mean I can break em.
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