Last Friday my house got a colonoscopy (poor thing). And can I just say that watching your house get a colonoscopy is like watching Edward sparkle. At first, you're like, ewwww, but then you can't tear your eyeballs from the screen.
And then your brain kicks in, and you hope all those you-are-what-you-eat posters in the elementary school lunch room aren't true. And that it's not really what's inside that counts.
And yet it is what's inside that counts, isn't it? Particularly when your house keeps regurgitating it.
Careful what you feed your house. She may internalize it.
Poor poor house. We've been so worried about her. We thought she might have stomach cancer or something. Or irritable bowl syndrome. Or maybe even an eating disorder.
Poor poor us. When your house is sick, you is sick. How does that old saying go? You're only as happy as your unhappiest house?
We gave her some Pepto and had her bowels emptied, but as it turns out, she just needs a by-pass surgery. Her main artery is blocked, that's all. Probably stress related. Probably been holding things in and letting things build up, you know, until she just couldn't contain it any longer.
Ain't that just like life? As far as emotions go anyway? We really are what we eat, if you think about it. As far as emotions go anyway.
When my daughter was trying to decide if she should play tennis this year, she said something that made me think she thought we, as parents, were disappointed in her because tennis isn't her passion and because she hasn't pursued it more . . . passionately.
"I could care less that tennis isn't your passion!" I told her. "I just want you to play so you can learn about life and push through your emotional blocks."
See I am of the opinion that there are better ways to learn about life than through life itself, you know. Might as well "unblock" your emotional pipes through tennis now than through a by-pass later.
Am I right, or am I right?
Fears, doubts and insecurities take up a lot of space in your brain drain.
So here is my daughter today, weilding her sword against self doubt, in the high school regional tennis tournament.
And here is her coach congratulating her on winning her first match.
And here she is on the phone telling my hub that she qualified for states.
If you look very, very, very closely, you can almost see her brain draining.
And ain't it a bee-U-tiful sight?