Paddy had heard a family fable that his father, grandfather and great grandfather had all walked on water for their 21st birthday celebration. Therefore on his 21st birthday, Paddy and his good friend headed out to the lake.
When they both arrived at the lake, they rented a boat and began rowing to the middle where Paddy stepped off of the side and almost drowned.
Furious and somewhat ashamed, they headed home and asked his grandmother for an explanation.
“Grandma” Paddy said. “Why couldn’t I walk on water like my father, his father and his father before him?”
Paddy’s grandmother took him by the hands, looked into his eyes and explained. “Paddy, that’s because your father, grandfather and great grandfather were born in January. You my dear were born in July!”