Name one thing you learned to do as a kid, did for a short time, maybe overwhelmed, and now you’ve rediscovered how fun it was to start over.
I’m sure there’s a whole list you could put together. What about when you couldn’t wait for your dad to come home from work to play wrestling? It sounds simple now, doesn’t it? But it’s a memory I’ll never forget. Especially when he’s been working out in the heat all summer and taking the time for me to throw that ball as high as he can. Or take me to the pool to cool off.
Learning to fish from my grandparents was a lesson in life. Yes, my parents were happy to be relieved of me for an afternoon, but I learned not to hang my grandmother’s hair with a spinning rod. It also taught me patience. And how nice to pee outside behind a tree. In my adult life I have found fly fishing to be the bomb.
Snatching and eating cookie dough got me in trouble more times than I can count. So at that young age my mom said, âIf you want cookies, you have to learn how to make them. I did my first solo batch when I was 9 years old. And now I do most of the cooking in our house.
You might have had a lot of time playing board games as a kid, and then you came out of that phase. Most likely for today’s generation all games are electronic. Visiting with a colleague recently, he and his wife recently rediscovered some of the board games he grew up with.
And then there is sitting down to read a book. It was of course compulsory at school but for me, being interested in 250 pages was not attractive. Now my wife complains that’s all I’m doing. Every evening after dinner. Yes, we love to watch TV, but if the cable was cut I would survive with Jeffrey Archer, Clive Cussler, Brad Thor, Lee Child and many more.
What things have you rediscovered?
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