"What's wrong, Andrew?"
"Aw, nuthin' Dad, I've just decided to take life easy."
Yesterday, he staggered in, pulled my K-State frosty beer mug out of the fridge (you really need one of those around 5:00 p.m. on Friday), filled it with lemonade and put his feet up. Just then, I looked down at the stack of mail on the kitchen counter and laughed. Resting on top was a new Lands End kids catalog. The boys on the front were perfectly groomed in their polo shirts and deck shoes. The contrast between the photo and my son sitting in front of me was serious.
Usually, when any of the crew comes in that grimy, they have to leave their dusty duds in the laundry room and scrub up a little. But, I didn't mind that he had forgotten. Honestly, I was tickled to see him so happy.