Saturday, May 5, 2007

Lucky in Love

Childhood is a magical time of newfound joys and enriching experiences. For our toddler this included winning his first horserace bet and falling in love with an older woman.
Our family had the fine pleasure of attending the Walsh’s 7th annual Kentucky Derby Party. As part of the tradition they allow party-goers to buy in on the bets, but to randomly pick a horse from a bucket. We let Cooper place a $2 bet and he – through the dictates of chance – picked Street Sense.
Well, the rest is history, Street Sense became the first two-year-old champion to win the Derby since 1979. I guess it was just a lucky day for two-year-olds.
While winning was a big event for Coop, I think his heart was actually racing for his new found love, a gorgeous blonde who was the younger sister of the party’s host. Smitten, besotted, and absolutely head over heels in love with her. She played along, and rather than playing hard to get played like putty in his hands. Lucky at the track, lucky in love. What more can a two-year-old ask for?

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