“Sure,” Drama said. “Write about butterflies.”
I just smiled. She’s 7. Her world is cool, funky clothes and butterflies.
I moved on to ‘Comedy’.
Comedy shrugged. “What you said?”
I laughed and I know Bren will too. He’s 4 and for some reason instead of saying what did you say like everyone else, he says what you said? Bren and her husband LOVE when he says that.
He then told me I should write about Ben 10. I think Ben 10 is kind of a super hero of some sort. Drama started arguing that it should either be flowers or butterflies but definitely not Ben 10.
I should have never asked, the arguing continued for about (Ben) 10 minutes. But still, it got me thinking. What if we always said the first things that popped into our heads? We used to, right? Way back in the day when we were young and didn’t know better, when life was simple.
But what if we did it now? It could be fun, with the right people.
Every day, people ask, “How are you?” How about instead of “fine. And you?”, we actually tell them how we are? They don’t really want to know—mostly—and if we answer honestly maybe they won’t ask again unless they really mean it.
“How are you?”
“Really sh**ty, thanks. And you?”
Oh man, picture the look on their face.
And what if when someone asks us what we’d like to eat, where we want to go for dinner, we actually tell them instead of “Oh, it doesn’t matter. Anything’s fine.”
Because chances are you’re gonna end up somewhere you didn’t want to be eating food you’re not in the mood for.
Oh, I know. How about this one?
“Is there anything special you’d like for your birthday/Christmas/fill in any celebration?”
“Oh no. I don’t need anything.”
Are you kidding me? I may not need anything but I most definitely want some things. Next time someone asks me, I’m going for it.
“Is there anything special you’d like for your birthday?”
“Hell yeah. I’d like a dog, a Mini-Cooper, a maid, new boots, a $1,000 gift certificate to the book store and another one to a coffee shop, a house without rust in the water and one more thing…A list of interesting Blog topics!”
How about you? What question would you change your everyday answer to and tell them how you really felt?
~~SIS Barb aka Elle J Rossi~~