Do you know what you want? Is it easy for you to connect with your inner most desires? Do you ever find yourself confused? Can you say with conviction that you know what you want out of life? Do you ever have doubts… about relationships you are in, career path you have chosen, or if those pants make your butt look fat? Do you think I ask too many questions? Are you mad at me?
I have a hard time connecting to what I want. From simple things like if I want to eat meat in my diet, to more complex things like if I want to eat sugar. Sometimes I feel more comfortable in situations where people just tell me what to do so I don’t have deal with the responsibility of my own choices. What I want is so overshadowed by how my decisions will effect others that I end up spending my mental energy focusing on how they feel rather than how I do.
The Munch does not have this problem at all.
The thing I really have to admire about babies is they know what they want and they will let you know the second they feel it. They don’t care if they are polite about it. They will grunt, point, pull, bit, cry, yell… any means necessary to get what they want. The Munch doesn’t have an existential crisis asking me for my food. She just points, pulls at my pants, and makes the most annoying noise ever uttered by a living being until I give it to her.
So recently she is really into this book called “Hug Me.” It is the lamest book ever written, but I have to read it to her 76,896,553 times a day. Exactly.
I decided to go to the bookstore and get some other books that might interest her so at least I would no longer be suicidal. We got home, and I surround her with her new books and you know what she did? She found “Hug Me” grunted in my face, and hit me in the face with it until I read it to her.
Gotta give it to her… she knows what she wants.