My son's future flashed before my eyes the other night at dinner. In an instant, I saw E-Man in the high school cafeteria eating 17 pounds of coleslaw because someone double-dog-dared him to. I saw him mooning the student body because he was double-dog-dared to. I saw him shaving his head and eyebrows because someone double-dog-dared him to.
We were getting ready for grilled hamburgers and he wasn't sure if pickles were his thing.
"Try one," I said.
"Try one with ketchup on top," piped in his big brother.
Well, E-Man's eyes lit up and sparkled over the unlikely pickle/ketchup prospect.
"I double-dog-dare you to," challenged the loud mouth brother. E-Man absosutely LOVED the dare and responded immediately by eating the whole nasty thing. Big B later told me, "Mom, I can get E to do anything if I say double-dog-dare." Isn't that reassuring?
(This photo was taken with my new purse size camera, Canon G10. Amazing point and shoot, with huge view screen and many setting options. If you shoot beyond 'auto' on your camera, this is a great portable.)