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.