Thursday, February 03, 2005

Mind Your Banana!

As I was giving my almost-2-year-old son his morning banana this morning, he noticed something different about it. It had one of those banana stickers on it. You know, the ones Chiquita invented and now everyone copies.

I took the sticker off the banana and put it on the back of his hand. This is where all toddler stickers go, for future reference. He was very intrigued by this new sticker and as his attention went to the sticker hand, the banana-holding hand drooped, putting the banana at a perilous 90-degree angle with the floor.

"Don't drop your banana while you're looking at your sticker!", I cautioned.

Then I stopped and chuckled at how funny that sounded. Then I stopped again and realized that this was pretty good advice, not just for the literal banana and sticker.

If I was Tony Robbins, I would write a book about it, likening the banana to one's dreams and goals in life, and the sticker to the everyday shit that we all have to get through. If we dwell too much on the shit (the sticker), our banana drops on the floor.

Pretty deep thoughts for 7:30am, I think.

Well, you know how it ends. The banana dropped. 10-second rule applies. Toddler picks up banana and continues eating. If only life were that simple...


Mojavi said...

No that is a quote I would LOVE to see at the bottom of your emails :)

Cagey said...

or it could simply be that toddlers have an incredible fascination with anything sticky.....

Naw, I like your observation better!