Sunday, July 10, 2011
What Is Taking Your Father So Long?
What the heck is your father doing? He said he was going to get the ice cream like 20 minutes ago. Is he making the ice cream by himself from scratch? Seems like it's taking about that long. He'd better hurry up or he's going to be in deep trouble.
I know it's hot out here, honey, but just wait a couple of minutes and your dad will be back and we can all go find some shade and eat our ice cream. Actually, there's a lesson to be learned from waiting, honey, and it's called delayed gratification. It means learning how to wait and be patient for the things you want. It's difficult, but it also makes it all the better when you finally get what you've been waiting for. Yes, it's a grown up idea, but it's also a good thing for kids to learn too. It's all about discipline.
OK, I think I see your father over there. It looks like he's got his hands full, too. Yes, he got the ice cream! It looks like pistachio. See what I mean about being patient? This is going to be the best ice cream you've ever eaten.