So this poem really has nothing to do with what i’m writing about – except for the fact that it’s a food item and it hints at how the silliest, most mundane things have become important facets of my life!  Uncrustables and Oreos!  Go figure.

I had to laugh yesterday when I realized I was sending my wife a sweet, loving text as I was grabbing 2 giant boxes of uncrustables.  (you know – those peanut butter & jelly sandwiches – pre-made with the crusts cut-off for really, really picky kids.  And one of my kids still won’t eat them!!)    Anyhow, it occurred to me that this was pretty much the most unromantic moment you could imagine… love by text in the aisle of the supermarket.  I was basically just trying to cheer her up during a painful day of work… nothing risqué, just basically saying “stay strong and i love u” kinda thing.  BUT the even sadder realization – was that i actually felt good about myself.  I actually found the time to be sweet!!  What a great husband I was.  Who’s the man?  I’m the man!  Buying uncrustables and giving my wife a sweet, pep-talk text!  SIGH.  Times… they do change.

And frankly, it actually was a bit like this poem – which was the opposite of love.  A bad Dad – standing there, watching my kid walk into school… and knowing HE HATED MY GUTS!  Just for a dang Oreo.  Seriously??!!