Stories That Make Me Laugh: Idea Edition

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Getting a new idea is always exciting. You suddenly have this rush of energy to see your new dream and thought come to fruition. However, when I get a new idea, or hear someone say the words "I've got an idea" I am always reminded of this little cutie below

March 1997

My friend (who shall remain nameless due to the fact that he is now 13 and would be oh so embarrassed if he knew I was sharing this story) was, and still is, a doer and a thinker. I started taking care of him when I was only 15 and he was 3 months old... we have a close bond, and he is pretty much like a brother to me since we sort of grew up together. I swear he was born talking (OK well not really, but he did honestly start talking really early, and not just baby babble, he was quite the intelligent little sentence maker). We would spend our days talking for hours, discussing the way the world worked (sure, a sort of odd thing to be doing with a 1 year old, but like I said he was very smart), and playing. One of his favorite things to do though was to come up with new ideas, and you could always see the wheels turning in his head with each new discovery. We would be sitting playing and all of a sudden his big blue eyes would start to twinkle and he would just look at me with this cute little smirk. Then he would point his little chubby index finger in the sky and say to me "Tu-Ta (his nickname for me) I got idea!". He would then proceed to tell me, in detail, exactly whatever his idea was. It could be something as simple as "let's play with the blocks" to something more complex like "but if we stack all the blocks on top of each other they might get too high, and then they will fall down, and we will have to start all over again". Even to this day he still gets that same smirk and twinkle in his eye when he gets really excited about something, and sure enough the words "I've got an idea" are usually not too far behind. Back in the day I never knew what was going to come out of his mouth after he uttered those words "Tu-Ta I got idea!". Whatever it was though it always made me laugh... and to this day whenever someone mentions that they have an idea I always, always, think of my little friend and smile.