Friday, May 1, 2009

Life Lessons: How to Make an Ass of Yourself

Lucky for me it was June Bug who learned this lesson today and not myself, otherwise I may not have posted about it.

On to the the isntructions....

Today's life lesson; "How to Make an Ass of Yourself by Insisting You are Right when Really You are Wrong"

1. Go for a hike on a gloomy yet ultra-green day through the woods at the local University with your mother. When you get to a bridge, look for signs of wildlife.

2. Spot what looks like a turtle and argue with your mother about wether or not it is a turtle. Mama doesn't think it is, but you make it VERY clear that it absolutely IS a turtle and that you know alot more about reptiles than silly old Mama.

3. Continue to boast your 'rightness' even though Mama let the discussion go many minutes ago.

4. Follow Mama down a path which, coincidentally (or not) leads to a place with a much better view of the supposed turtle.

5. See very clearly that it was not a turtle at all.

No, I didn't rub it in. I didn't even mean to prove him wrong, I was willing to let it go, but HE wanted to go down that path and since I knew it lead to a better vantage point I let us go down it despite the fact that poison ivy and spider webs were in great abundance along such a narrow path. The pictures may not do it justice, but SOuthern Illinois gets very jungle-like in the spring/summer. Every shade of green exists in such intensity that you begin to think you are in a rainforest-- particularly in areas with alot of ferns and moist mossy cliffs. Oh... but then there's the ticks. . . . the neverending ticks. . .

Wishing Life Lessons to You and Your Children,

Mama Randa Morning Glory


Anonymous said...

Wow! So much green. The rain must be doing something good :-)

RunninL8 said...

I'm hearing the Simpsons bully saying,"HA, HA!"
Lovely green!