It’s In Your Blood, Kid.

You’ve heard it said that opposites attract. Maybe that’s why Lea and I have always worked so well together.  She and I are direct opposites in many areas.  For example: I’m a morning person and love to wake up at 5 a.m.  Lea’s not a morning person. In fact in the mornings she needs an extra hour or two and a good cup of coffee before she even remembers she’s a Christian :) .   I love to run; Lea does not. I’m a bit on the messy side, Lea is not. These are just a few little examples of many of our differences.

Understanding all of this helped my son Parker figure out who he was yesterday.  Here’s our text conversation that went something like this…

PARKER: “Hey Dad, I ran a mile this morning on the treadmill.”

ME: “Well done, kid. You know running is in your blood. You get that running gene from me.”

PARKER: “Yea, I know.”

ME: “But you also know your Mother’s non-running blood really tries to nullify my running blood.

PARKER: “That makes sense that there are two different bloods that I have like that.”

ME (thinking I’d just explained a little family wisdom to him): “There you go.”

PARKER: “So is that why I hate my apartment being messy (Mom’s blood), but I also have no desire to get up and clean it (Dad’s blood)??”

ME: “Ummm, I guess you could look at it that way.”

Ouch …. I’m guessing I need to get up and help clean something.

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  2. Barry Wiseman says:

    ROFL! Can’t say any more without indicting myself or at least getting me into trouble!

  3. Greg England says:

    Cleaning … one of the subtle joys of life and marriage. While waiting on Josh to pick me up for work this morning, I was cleaning the window sills in the bedroom. Just happened to notice the other day how dirty they are as we almost never open the slatted window cover things.

    Kids will sure keep you on the straight and narrow.

  4. Steve Gauntt says:

    “I’m guessing I need to get up and help clean something.”
    Or at least get up so something can be cleaned. Haha – just kidding.

    I do believe you discovered the wisdom/folly principle. Wisdom is what we hear come out of our mouths when we help our children understand life. Folly is the painful noise of the regurgitation of those words by our children as they explain their understanding of life. (Or something like that.)

  5. Glenna Garcia says:

    Love ya’ll conversations. I always laugh and that makes my day. (Just wondering what you have in store for me at VBS this year).

    • Trey Morgan says:

      GG, kids make me laugh. I love having a relationship with my kids. And you know they’re full of sarcasm … just like their dad. :) Your role in the VBS skit this year is not to laugh at us at all.

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