Sunday, July 18, 2010
Can I have a Lecture?
Apparently when I am driving, especially with only a kid or two, I talk a lot. I have nothing else to do and I consider it a great time to talk about things we normally don't have time to talk about. For example, Leon asked me a couple months ago why casinos in Minnesota were out in the middle of nowhere. After a half hour of passionate explanation about reservations and what we as white folk had done to the Native American people, and the evils of gambling and poverty, etc., I finished my answer to one little question. I laughed at myself but was glad that he had a learning opportunity.
But I became more aware of my habits last weekend when Sadie was driving the van up to get Salinda and her friend Sarah was along. Apparently things were getting a bit boring for her and she looked over at me and said, "Hey. Can I get a lecture?"
I looked at her quizzically and told her that usually my lectures began with some kind of question, not just out of the blue with no topic. I gave her several choices, but none of the topics seemed interesting enough so we listened to music instead.
But it made me smile that she wanted one of my tirades. But hey, look at her. She makes me smile all the time.