Monday, May 21, 2012
Sometimes I see trucks with "MACK" on the front of them, and I always---every time---think how much I would rather die in an accident with any other brand (?) of truck. "How did she die?" "She was hit by a Mack Truck." It sounds like a punchline.
Do you ever have a hard time telling the difference between cold and wet? If you say no I might not believe you. I find it is a common human failing (although I myself have an uncommon capacity for distinguishing the two, of course).
I greatly underestimated how much time I would spend as a parent attempting to get my kids to speak at the appropriate volume. Half the time they are too loud, unless I start asking them "What did you say?" Then they get softer and softer until they're impossible to hear.
I also figured that being an adult would be great because I could always do all the fun things I wanted. But I didn't expect the part where half the time I have to force myself to do something fun (as opposed to, say, sleeping) because I know I'll be happy about it later.