Me: (over dinner) It’s getting late. You can either take a bath and no TV, or take a shower and watch TV.
Boy: I want both.
Me: You have to choose.
Him: I don’t wanna choose.
Me: (putting down fork and leaning in) One day, you’ll wonder what life is all about. It’s this: Being alive means making choices. Only things that are alive can make choices; it’s what defines life.
Gymgirl: (laughing) I should write a book called, Logan discusses philosophy with toddlers.
The boy is getting bigger and smarter – he can count to 40 and can read about 70 words. And he’s always the happiest kid in the room.
I keep wondering what life for him would be like if Alison was still here. I don’t doubt it would be better, what I do wonder is if I’m doing a good enough job on my own – even with the help of the Gymgirl, Alison’s parents, my sister, and my mom.
Still, I’m here because I serve a purpose. I’ll stay until that purpose is over.
The requirement that one must choose is one of the taxes we gotta pay for being alright.
Me: (picking up fork and shrugging) Life is making choices. The sooner he learns this, the better off he’ll be.
Location: in an argument
Music: oh, we’ll be a sight to see, back in the high life again