Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Eggs, Giraffe and a Tree
Two of my son's favorite thing to ask me is "Daddy, are you going to work today?" and "Is it Saturday morning yet?" In my son's world, he wishes everyday is Saturday morning. A once famous quote states. "All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye."
A normal Saturday morning would be for my little boy to climb in to my bed at about 8.30am jumping up and down yelling...daddy daddy Wake UP! It's Saturday morning!
I LOVE hearing his voice calling out Daddy daddy! at this time. After waking up, we would have our usual breakfast of eggs and toast. I notice something similar that perhaps it is ingrained in to our molecular genes. He would eat his egg the same way I used to eat when I was his age. Being a father is such an amazing thing. Little things such as discovering how your little son eats can even be classified as a discovery or amazement. As a kid my dad used to tell his friend about me and particularly highlighting the fact on my strange rituals of eating eggs. My mom would cook me a boiled egg,I would put the boiled egg in a small bowl, used a spoon to cut up the eggs in to smaller pieces but not small enough to be mushy, then I would pour some ketchup to mix in with the egg. I would scoop up the egg mix in to the ketchup and eat it with a grin of satisfaction. It was my own special way of eating boiled eggs. With the similarity between me and my son, I sometimes find myself aligning my thoughts to this quote below. "One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, You know what my son prayed for right? Can you Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be."
I will end with my own quote - An egg is maybe an egg, however it is not an egg without ketchup.
Can you guess what the giraffe and Tree symbolize?