It's about 3:00 a.m. This week, I am at the Loony Bin Comedy Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I can't sleep, so I decided to post a video of my brother Andy on Youtube. This video, "Ho Ho Ho," shows Andy back in 1986, when he was almost 2.
1. It's pretty silly/ cutesy.
This video depicts my brother back when he was still developing his brain. For some reason, when adults fail to complete simple tasks, other adults yell at them, call them stupid, say mean things. There is no leniency. When a kid does it though, we just laugh and call it cute. Kids bring out our kinder qualities like patience, understanding, innocence, and levity. I am thankful for that!
These days, with all the finger pointing, hostility, escalation, we could use some benign, silly, cheesy, cutesy stuff too. This video won't blow your mind, but it's nice; it's just nice. I'm thankful for that!
2. It's cool to see how big things come from small beginnings.
My little brother Andy is really smart and he works hard. He is an Eagle Scout. He is an accountant- a fun, creative accountant. I am proud of him. It's cool to see how much smarter he has become since he was almost 2! I am especially thankful for that! Can you imagine if he was an adult with a 2-year-old's brain? Actually, I have seen that before. Moving on...
3. I like seeing the awful styles from the 1980s!
My mom's mom jeans, my sisters' mullets, my bowl cut, and Andy's bright red overalls are pretty sweet if you ask me! Back in the day, nobody thought anything of our style! I'm not saying we were fashionable trendsetters, but we didn't stand out either. Everybody dressed weird in the 80s! As a society, we all just decided to dress awfully.
Fortunately, everything people wear now is amazing. Nobody will ever look back and say we dressed stupidly in the 2010s! I am so thankful for that!
|This awesome vest will always remain in style.|
P.S. Here's a camo version of the same vest if you want to start dressing like me: