Julie Lyles Carr: Natural Consequences

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Natural Consequences

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We believe in natural consequences at our house.

Life is the best teacher.

And when you choose an action, you are also choosing to accept the consequence that goes with it.

Soooo......

When you choose to utterly destroy a block of Styrofoam while your mother's back is turned, you naturally will be expected to clean all those little white balls up off the carpet...

...and those little white balls will become naturally electro-statically charged, what with the fibers of the carpet they are resting on and the plastic of that grocery bag you're trying to put the Styrofoam into...

...and once those litttle white balls experience the natural consequence of becoming electro-statically charged, they will stick to your hair and your chest and will start clinging to the walls and the windows and the outside of the bag you're trying to put them into...

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...which will yield the natural consequence that eventually your mother will have to break out the vacuum to try to corral all those crazy white balls and she will naturally have to use the vacuum hose to get them out of your hair...

...which you will naturally find hysterical, thereby reinforcing what you already knew...

...that destroying blocks of Styrofoam will create the natural consequence of having a rocking good time in what was otherwise a boring afternoon.

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Ah, natural consequences.



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