Full Speed and I were returning from our nearby Chinese restaurant with takeout in tow. We were having a serious discussion about appreciating diverse perspectives in life. I wanted to reiterate to him the goal isn’t having everyone agree (impossible!), but rather respecting others’ viewpoints. If we keep an open mind, we might learn something.
He agreed wholeheartedly. He thought a world of sameness would be boring.
Then, he went on to talk about the merits of differences. He said, “Take for example you and Dad. If you both were the same, we’d never leave the house.”
Maybe it didn’t help this was the first time I had ever been to the aforementioned Chinese restaurant. It had been open for months. I relied on Mad Dog to get the takeout each Sunday evening as part of tradition. You can pretty much guarantee I was waiting at home already in my pajamas. The cashier and other workers were astonished at my presence. Where was my husband?
It’s possible in my homebody glory, I may overdo it. However, I step up when Mad Dog travels and I said as much to Full Speed.
“That’s true, Mom. You at least have to go out and get groceries.”
I replied rather sheepishly, “Not really. You know I’d just have them delivered!”
Then, it dawned on me. I’m like the Yeti.
Mysterious and elusive.
Try and catch me.