“The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” ~ Anonymous

Dear Kid,

I think this is a great quote. It reminds me that I am always in control of things in my life (with the possible exceptions of your father and eating too much chocolate–probably not in that order).

But it also reminds me of Pi and her stumbling (tripping? falling flat on her nose?) over pronouncing the word ‘consequences.’ Not sure why she had so much trouble with it–maybe it’s because it’s a long word, or it contains the letter “u,” or she tripped herself up once and never managed to untrip. In her world for a long time, the word was “kwonsequences.”

Whether the word should contain a ‘w’ or not, remember that the consequences of your actions are often tremendously difficult to undo. Sometimes that’s a good thing; sometimes not so much. It’s relatively easy to buy a new pair of jeans if you should spill a little acid on them; it’s much more difficult to fix if you spill the same acid down your throat. See what I mean?

Love, Mom