[un]wanted attention

October 6th, 2006

A lot of people seem to think there is some kind of balance in the universe at all times. Balance between.. I don't really know what. But most people don't think in terms of mass and energy at least. One kind of balance is the attention parents have for their children. Infants get lots of attention. When you're an infant, parents watch your every move. Just as you're about to stick a fork into the power outlet, parents intervene and you're like "whatever, dude". It's hard to get a moment to yourself, and you're too young to say "do you mind?".

Then you grow up a little, you're no longer an infant (in fact you probably have a new infant in your house) and suddenly you're not so hot anymore. You're 4 and your parents aren't interested in what you do. You try to get their attention all the time, you climb up a tall tree and you want them to come out and watch and they're like "whatever, dude".

It is the way of the world.

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3 Responses to "[un]wanted attention"

  1. ash says:

    I think infants and parents only say "whatever, dude" if they live in some kind of hippy commune.

  2. numerodix says:

    You're such a downer, Ash

  3. Paul says:

    Hehe, sound like Garfield.. think I'll try the thing with the fork