When it comes to a sense of humor, my son didn’t fall very far from the tree as his father. The only real difference is that while I’m more ‘off the cuff,’ Kyle is more ‘thoughtful,’ in his approach.
As Kyle was growing up, we’d go to the San Diego, California area to visit his step-mom’s family. While there we’d also do many of the touristy things like Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.
Admittedly, Sea World was our least favorite. In fact Kyle told us that he wouldn’t be upset in the least if we never went back – saying he’d rather go to Space Mountain or do the Matterhorn.
Then a couple of years later, as we were getting ready to head south for a week, Kyle came to me and asked, “Hey Dad, can we go to Sea World while we’re down there?”
“Yeah,” I answered. “But I thought you didn’t like Sea World though?”
“That was then,” he replied. “I’ve changed my mind and now I wanna see people’s reaction.”
Puzzled, I asked, “Reaction?”
“Oh, yeah, I forgot to tell you,” he returned, “I plan to take a fishing pole and walk around with it.”