The Dude’s parents were visiting over the weekend, and my eyes are open to new perspectives. It could be maturity, but I think it has more to do with a paradigm shift. A milestone traversed, that alters perspective. And big questions arise: Who am I as a parent? How will I handle life’s difficult questions and situations? How will I relate to my kids?
As the Dude’s parental units spent time getting to know their grandson and offering a helping hand, I watched with curiosity trying to determine how my parents would translate into my actions. Am I like my father?…I hear I’m just like him, but different…whatever that means. What traits will I capture from Grammie Voodoo?
Only time will tell.
It’s fun to experience another generation unfolding.
While they were here I wrangled Padre Dude, aka Papa or Little Bill, into assisting with the finishing touch to Little Dude’s room; the Endless Summer framed movie poster.
It’s difficult to determine the quantity and/or level of ingredients included in a blog, but the Big Lebowski and the off-shoot Dudeism share some portion of the Dude’s blog stew. In the first of what I assume will be many nods in The Dude’s direction, below is the video of The Dude explaining that his rug really tied his room together, and in my humble opinion, I believe the Endless Summer poster shares a similar quality in the Little Dude’s nursery.
Thanks for the help Little Bill.
PS – As a warning, if you are not a fan of profanity above the PG-13 level, you should probably skip the video…but enjoy the Endless Summer poster.