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Coming full circle...Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at 9:49 PM
With insurance rates being what they are, and deductibles soaring into the thousands of dollars, it is becoming more and more clear that there is much truth in a theory that I was first introduced to a few short years ago. I believe that theory needs now to be expanded upon in order to accommodate a changing society.
The theory has to do with the fact that as we age, we revert back to where we began. Upon birth, we had no teeth. That time will come again for most of us. We were (most of us anyway) bald-headed and totally dependent upon someone else for our everyday needs. I find the remains of a full head of hair in my brush every day.
By some standards, we do not reach the age of reason until the age of about seven. By all indications, we lose it later on, earlier for some than for others. We also cannot drive when we're little. Need I say more on that subject?
Naps are a good thing when we're tiny. The older we get, the more we welcome them back into our lives.
We start out with soft foods and hmmmmmâ€*yep, that too.
Babies often need to be rocked. That would explain that wooden thing on the front porch.
Toddlers are a bit unsteady on their feetâ€*another hmmmmm, which would explain that metal walker thing as opposed to that round walker thing with playthings on it.
At about nine months, babies don't like strangers and have little tolerance for them. About 90 years down the road, the same rule applies.
Upon birth, eyesight is nothing more than a blurâ€*and the older we get, the blurrier it becomes once again.
Remember how you loved to be have stories read to you when you were little? The day will come when someone will be reading you your mail.
Once little ones can tolerate solid food, parents have to use good judgment and not give them anything too spicy. Yep.
Babies don't like loud noises and often awake cranky when such noise is present. History repeating itself for sure.
Remember those orthopedic looking shoes made especially for learning to walk withâ€*.hmmmmm.
Ok, so you get the picture? We all eventually revert back to our beginnings. So, I think that it is not an unreasonable thing to expect our children to accommodate us in the same manner in which we once accommodated their every need. I believe they should pay our insurance premiums and be responsible for the deductible. I believe that they should prepare our food occasionally and watch the spices. I believe their children should refrain from loud noises in our presence and I believe if they can't read to us, they should at least write to us occasionally. Don't you agree?
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