““Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us. But within that inch we are free….. Every inch of me shall perish. Every inch, but one. An inch. It is small and it is fragile and it is the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it or give it away. We must NEVER let them take it from us. I hope that whoever you are, you escape this place.
I hope that the worlds turns, and that things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you…..”
For a shark, I can be remarkably patient and understanding when it comes to children….I like most kids….and I “get” and remember both being a smaller shark and raising little ones.
And when I travel, I carry the magical shark backpack…it has art supplies and cool stuff.
Barf bags make really cool puppets with a few squiggles with a Sharpie… I’ve made them for kids, entertained kids and even handed out small toys to frustrated parents.
However, if as a parent, you aren’t even trying to stop this sorta thing….
This is one reason why I’ll pay extra money in theaters to have an ‘adults only’ experience….having someone repeatedly kick the back of your seat throughout an entire movie is uncool…and makes me ragey.
I remember having restlessness and energy and all that.
I’m not without compassion.
But srsly…. parents, be aware others shouldn’t have to have endless patience for this sorta thing.