Rabu, 22 Februari 2012

You are a sad strange little man . . . and you have my pity


When my son was a wee one he had a love affair with BuzzLightyear.  He wasn't in love with Buzzper se . . . he was Buzz.

He would sit and watch Toy Story movies over and over again .. . getting the moves down and getting his inner Buzz on.

It was really cute . . . for a while.

He was in preschool at the time and they didn’t do anythingto dissuade his alter ego.   In fact, they encouraged it . . . for a while.

It got to the point where you couldn’t tell him he wasn’this super hero . . . er . . . hero.  Hewas Buzz Lightyear . . . “I’m not Eddie,” he would say.  “I am Buzz Lightyear.  Toinfinity and beyond!.”  

Like I said, it was cute . . . for a while.

During that time period Halloween came and wonder of wonders. . . he was Buzz Lightyear.  And this timehe had the costume to prove it.

So, not only did he have the Buzz persona down pat but hehad the look. 

Months, maybe even a year or more, this went on.  By now it’s getting old.

His preschool teachers told me it had to stop because it wasdisrupting the class and riling up the other kids.  I thought to myself, “you nutters encouraged the kid and now that it becomes a problem and I’mthe one to have to put a stop to it.”

So the arguments began . . . you’d think it would be easy .. . you know how gullible kids can be. Yeah right . . . the kid inherited his mother’s and his father’s stubbornness. It wasn’t easy.

The deprogramming went something like this.  First off . . . no more Toy Story movies . .. .period.  Second . . . the costumemysteriously disappeared.  Then the sitdown conversations . .  .

Me, “You’re not Buzz Lightyear.”

Him, “I am BuzzLightyear.”

Me, “You’re not Buzz Lightyear.”

Him, “I am BuzzLightyear.”

Me, “You’re not Buzz Lightyear.”

Him, “I AM BuzzLightyear.”

You get the point.  Oneday he was Buzz and the next day he wasn’t. Personally, I don’t think I did or said anything to convince him he wasn’tweird shaped spaceman.  I think he justgrew out of it.

And, then suddenly he was Luke Skywalker.

Ah  . . . the joys ofparenthood.



Quick Fried Cabbage With Egg


1/2 Small Cabbage
1 Medium Onion
1 Tablespoon Butter
3 Slices Bacon, Crumbled
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons
Salt, Pepper or Seasoned Salt

Finely slice the cabbage and onion. Heat the butter in a pan and fry the onion until soft. Add the cabbage.  Cover and reduce heat to low and fry for a further 10 minutes. Remove cover add bacon and fry for 3 minutes. Beat the eggs pour them over the cabbage. Stir until the eggs have set.  Stir in the cream cheese and serve.

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