• Elijah Ricks


If some of you are ignorant of Greek mythology, please allow me to familiarize you with a man named Narcissus (for a more complete, much more disgusting story, click here).

Narcissus was a total stud muffin back in the day. All the ladies loved him. One of them, who was really hot, built up the guts to go and ask Narcissus for his phone number. Narcissus wasn’t really impressed and told her he was busy washing his hair that Friday and every other Friday for the rest of her life. She was understandably really insulted by this, so she had a good cry for a long time. Nemesis (Greek goddess of getting back at jerks) saw what went down and thought she’d teach Narcissus a lesson, so made him fall in love with his own reflection when he saw it in a pool of water. Narcissus spent the rest of his life by that pool, reaching for his reflection, but every time he would touch the water, his reflection would become disturbed, so he was never able to embrace his beautiful self. How do you like them apples, Narcissus?

Now why do I tell you this? I think Avey may have a little case of narcissism herself. Here she is, stuck at the water’s edge:

The other day when I was home with her, she must have watched videos of herself for a full 4 hours during the day. I can barely stand to look at myself in the mirror to shave every morning. Now, Avey’s cute – don’t get me wrong. I just wonder if it’s good for her to realize how cute she is so early in life. This kind of thing is probably okay at her age, but I keep getting this image in my mind of when she’s 16 and she insists that we all gather around and watch the video of her small part in her high school play – every night for months at a time. She’ll grow out of it, right?

Kira’s brother and his fiance are in town over the weekend, so we’ve had some fun with them, though it’s been far too short. We attended a wedding for an old high school friend and saw a lot of people we haven’t seen for a long time – that was awesome! School’s been busy, Kira’s job has been very busy, and my parents’ divorce became legal and final on Thursday. Life just doesn’t seem to slow down for a minute!

#Humor #LittleGems

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