It’s amazing what you learn from kids’ television. Did you know there is a jellyfish that can turn itself back into the jelly-equivalent of a baby?
No, neither did I until the Octonauts told me about it yesterday. Of course I felt compelled to google this remarkable creature to find out more. Essentially, the “immortal jellyfish” can change its cellular structure and morph back into its immature form which then spawns multiple babies! It does this at times of high stress or crisis to ensure the continuation and population of its species.
Imagine if that happened to the human race? Talk about population explosion.
One day you’re having coffee and counselling your friend through their relationship breakdown or work stresses, the next thing you know you’re nursing triplets!
The whole “rebirth” thing intrigued the Wilful One. He asked me if I would change back to a baby if given the chance. I informed him that I was immensely happy with my life as it was, so had no need for a do-over.
That is, I lied.
Fortunately, my wishy-washy response satisfied him. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life, kids and husband and wouldn’t swap them for all the chocolate at the Cadbury factory. But if I had the opportunity to have all that THEN go back and do something different the second time? SIGN ME UP!
As for what I’d do with my second bite of the cherry? Well, a few possibilities spring to mind…
I could pay attention in grade 9 maths, study marine biology and become a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld.
Or, I might be a little more committed to my childhood drama classes, audition for NIDA and become an Oscar award winning actress.
Then there is the always the very materialistic yet attractive prospect of marrying for money and living the life of luxury. Louboutin shoes, diamonds, personal chef, Ferraris and travelling the world on a super yacht.
Nah, let’s face facts. Given the opportunity, I’d happily be a chocolate-eating, coffee-swilling beach-bum, content to be surrounded by beautiful cherubs and a doting man. Which is exactly where I’m at, so I might just leave the immortality gig to the jellyfish.
A super yacht would be nice though.
If you had a second bite of the cherry what would you do? Have you learnt anything from kids’ television lately?