Life is full of ups and downs. And I seem to getting down a lot lately.
The other day my chiropractor said that I really need to spend a lot less time on the ground.
I told him, "But you miss so much with your eyes almost six feet above the ground."
I don't need the Discovery channel to see the grass growing or bugs moving around. My left leg has that all covered with it's keen ability to just not be there for me at times, which provides me with a close up viewing of sights I haven't noticed since I was a child. And when was the last time you looked straight up at the sky?
Being tall has it's disadvantages too, it's a lot farther to fall. And a lot of things just don't fit right. Clothes, chairs and sofas are too low, beds and blankets are too short, that bottom shelf at the store is impossible to reach, yes life is tough on the above average height group. Have you ever gotten into a short person's car to drive and forgot to move the seat back first? And speaking of cars, OMG !!! Are all car designers 4.5 ft. tall or what. Recently I went on a trip to Florida with friends and their car had molded head rests that may have been comfortable for a shorter person, but the tops hit me in the back of head forcing my head down at an un-natural angle when I sat back comfortably. Try that for 12 hrs. a day for 2 days straight.
I also worked for 30 years as a grain elevator employee. They are designed by double jointed midgets with a sick sense of humor, who are bound and determined to make tall people suffer for their shortness. I actually met a few of them. Oh, they are nice enough to your face, but don't turn your back on them. I really felt sorry for our maintenance crew, anybody who wasn't built like a dwarf didn't last long.
Anyway, last week we were watching our grandson Owen and he wanted to go outside and play with the goats. I happened to remember the camera so the following photos are the result of our adventure.
|At 2.4 years of age he has mastered driving.|
|Fern anxiously awaiting her playmate.|
|Ugh Oh, this is a bad idea.|
|Ok, backing up on uneven ground wasn't smart either.|
|Another one bites the dust.|
|Okay, I'll go check on Dad.|
|A little HELP here please...|
|I ain't picking him up.....|
|Maybe he just need's a kiss.|
So see, it ain't all bad, just takes a little different perspective.