Thankfulness via poetic license

Buster likes to break up the monotony of family life by sharing his vast knowledge with me.

Some of his wisdom I assume he picked up in Kindergarten: “Five plus five is 10.”

Some I hope he hasn’t: “I know two bad words. Wanna hear ‘em?”

The other day he explained a hierarchy to me out of the blue: “It goes like this: baby, kid, big boy, daddy, grampa.”

“So, what will I be when you’re a daddy?” I asked.

Without hesitation: “You’ll probably die.”

Well, that’s that then, isn’t it?

Maybe not.

Since it’s Thanksgiving time, I decided I’m going to spin this episode toward Thankfulness.

You may wonder, “How exactly do you expect to manage that?”

I’m gonna tackle this blogger style – by linking to an old post. That’s how.

In this post from five years ago, Big Brother told his friend I was already dead. So you see, this new development is quite a reprieve for me. I am very thankful to have had these five years on Earth, and maybe several more, depending upon the length of Buster’s “big boy” phase.

In fact, I’m downright optimistic now. Having gained years of life between Big Brother and Buster, I expect by the time Big Man is heard I’ll be ready to live forever.

It appears I have a long life ahead of me, albeit among rotten children who anticipate my demise (joke’s on them when they see their legacies), and that, on balance, is something to be thankful for.


The family gives thanks for Daddy’s longevity despite its predictions to the contrary.


17 comments on “Thankfulness via poetic license

  1. markbialczak says:

    Amen, Scott. Happy Thanksgiving to you, the wife and your so-smart fellas.

  2. Lynn says:

    He only knows two bad words? Consider yourself blessed! Happy American Thanksgiving to you & your family!

  3. adamjasonp says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Scott & family. 🙂

  4. Gibber says:

    Will a certain kids gandsister be joining you on this momentous occasion of celebration, not only of Thanksgiving but of your gratefulness in still being alive?

  5. AmyRose🌹 says:

    A Happy Belated Thanksgiving, Scott. Glad to know you’ve had 5 extra years on this earth. What a “blessing” that is all by itself! What kids don’t say. LOL 🤔

  6. Scott is dead! Alive? Uh… LONG LIVE SCOTT!

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