Is that you never know what’s going to happen. You think life is pitching straight down the middle and then it hits you with this curve ball.
With life, there is always the potential to fall flat. on. your. face.
Which then affords me the opportunity to stand up and knock the shit out of anyone who stood over top of me and laughed.
Some people are as attracted to failure as they are success. It makes them feel good about themselves. Some people are never happy and never satisfied.
I’m not one much for satisfaction either, not in my work, not at the shop, not in my beading. It’s called “ambition.” But there are other types of satisfaction, those that we shouldn’t take for granted. I appreciated that satisfaction every time I stood up, right after I had fallen on my face.
I can’t say I’ve had the best day ever. I’ve alternated between weepy and snotty, hacky and hoarse, burning up and freezing cold. But, I wanted to see “Invincible” and I wanted Nate to see “Invincible.” Wasn’t our typical swashbuckling, CGI laden extravaganza so Nate ended up a bit restless, but he got it. He got the fact that Vince Papale, he got knocked down a lot, but he got up every. single. time. And when he did, he fought harder and he knocked the shit out of a lot of people.
I’m not sure I mentioned it, but we changed Nate’s school this year. Jeff told me today that Mrs. R. was taking Nate out of class to work on his math skills. I said, “That’s good. He’s having trouble with his multiplication tables again.” I asked Nate about Mrs. R. and whether she was helping him with his multiplication tables. He said, “Oh, no. We’re way passed that, Mom. This class is for Math-Magicians, like me.”
Holy Hera, my son is in an advanced math class. He barely passed fourth grade and now he’s in an advanced math class!?! Now, that’s the way to stand up and shake the stink offa ya! KNOCK ‘EM DEAD, KID!
Yeah, life can throw you a curve ball. You get knocked down. Sometimes, you’re down for the count longer than others. But you get up, and whether literally or figuratively, you start knocking the shit out of people.