Thursday, April 30, 2009

Prepare to Be Embarassed

A good friend of mine and mother of three shared this sage admonition while we were still waiting to become parents:

"Prepare to be embarrassed!"

I asked her to elaborate and she offered only, "You just wait!".

Today we had a small glimpse of what that could mean to us. On our way in to the doctor's office, we found ourselves walking behind a woman that had a unique gate. We didn't give it a second thought until we observed Island Boy walking at the same cadence as the lady and with the identical tilt and bend of the knees.

It was obvious that he found this way of walking to be very interesting and wanted to try it on for size. It was also one of the funniest things you've ever seen as long as no feelings were hurt in the process. Daddy and I kept our amusement between ourselves and Island Boy soon tired of the game but left an image in our minds that we won't soon forget.

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