When my dad was up for Easter I asked if maybe he wanted to be the one to teach Flash how to shave. I thought it might be a special moment between a grandfather and his eldest grandson. He asked if we had a razor and I assured him that since Bear had bought it all for Flash for Christmas, we had every wonderful variety of shaving accoutrement a boy might need.
As it turned out, we didn't get to it over Easter.
So, waiting on dinner the other evening, with my dad back up for another weekend of fun-filled activities with his children and grandchildren, I asked him again, if he wanted to teach Flash how to shave, thinking if we planned ahead for the next day or two, we might remember to squeeze it in.
"Electric or blade?" he asked.
"I think it's best if we just start with electric for now," I responded.
"Well, there isn't much to teach, really, he replied. You just turn it on and use your tongue."
And here I thought I was creating this wonderful memory that they both might share for a lifetime and my dad boiled it right down to the nitty gritty. "Turn it on and use your tongue."
I would like to caution you on using the motto for anything else in life. It doesn't apply to any other situation nearly as easily or appropriately. (Let's remember, this is a family blog!)