A Summer Re-run (originally posted 11/11/07)
We have raised an eighth child. He has lived with us for many years, and is nearly grown now.
He has rarely gotten into trouble, or needed any discipline. He is always on time, right where he is needed, and is very responsible. He never talks back or has a bad attitude. He even gets along with his siblings very well. In fact, sometimes he is their best friend.
My children think he is perfect, but even with all his great attributes Dirk and I are not very fond of him.
His name is “Notme”. He’s quick to show up when certain questions are asked: “Who left their towel on the floor of the bathroom?” or “Who left all these lights on?” (or “Who ate the other half of the peach?”)
Notme is not around as much as he used to be. As my children have grown, so has their sense of personal responsibility.
He still comes around now and then, when he’s needed.
I think I even called for him the other day.
Have you seen him at your house lately?