The other day, my daughter was instructed to go get the eggs while out shopping, and she did. However, upon later inspection at home, it turns out several of the eggs were cracked in the carton she selected.
It’s not until something like this happens that you realize how much we take for granted. At some point in our lives, we instinctually know to open the carton and quickly inspect the eggs to see if any are broken before buying them, but even after years of watching us select eggs, this lesson hadn’t sunken in.
Being the totally silly Dad that I am, as part of the “please, check the eggs before you take them” lecture, I threw this out:
Me: “You know what they say about buying eggs, right?”
Her: “Um, no?”
Her: *puzzled look*
Me: “You Always Look Once.”
She began to laugh uncontrollably at this meme-gone-bad that I’d thrown out there. I don’t know if she’s learned the lesson, but hopefully she’ll remember it now …