Saturday, May 17, 2014

two old sayings

There are two old sayings that I think collide with each other.

The first one is about how when your kids are children they think  you are smart.  Then when they are teenagers, they think you are dumb.  Then when they get older, they decide that you got smarter along the way.  This is a smart, dumb, smart story.

The other is the old saying that says, the older I get, the less I know.  This is a dumb, smart, dumb story.

They seem to collide to me.

So I will reconcile them like this: 
When the kids thought we were smart, we weren't as smart as they thought, or as we thought.
When they thought we were dumb, they forgot that experience is a great teacher.
When they decided that we were smart again, well, they were only part right because none of us know as much as we think.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another testament to why I enjoy your blog. You are such a good thinker. This post is great, and it took some creative thinking.