My friend Barb just reminded me of a story from when Adventure Boy was little.
We'd been out to the zoo, and AB had been a total little twerp. He'd whined and complained, threw temper tantrums, been mouthy and generally a pain in the pattotie.
We were tired, hungry, and crabby. I was at the end of my rope.
I reportedly declared: "I need ice cream. We're getting ice cream."
So I bought us ice cream, and Adventure boy looked at his before eating it and said: "How come you bought me ice cream? I've been so bad today. I don't deserve it."
And I said: "Sometimes you get ice cream, and sometimes you don't. Whether you deserve it or not, that's just how it is."
Adventure Boy said "Oh." and ate his ice cream.
Apparently, Barb saw in this an important life lesson of great profundity and amusement.
I don't know why.
But just in case, I thought I'd let you all know too so you can profit from it if you have a brain like Barbs.