BR&SJ enjoying Lego Pley
Do you have a favorite catalogue? You know the one which you actually are happy to see taking up space in your mailbox? It’s the catalogue where you flip through EVERY PAGE AND READ EVERY DESCRIPTION! If the SATs were based on the information found in that catalogue, you would have gotten into Harvard.
Okay, so you know what I mean now? My children, consumers that they are, have a favorite catalogue. Really, they fight over who gets to look at it, and the last edition was half torn before it disappeared into the recycling bin.
I could be a deadbeat dad. It wouldn’t matter.
Cause at this point, my children don’t need me.
No, they’re not paying the bills or picking up the groceries (they rarely pick up the toilet seat) or maintaining the car.
Anyway, they don’t need me.
And they know it.
Don’t believe me? Let me give you an example.
Remember when your children ran to the door when you came in. They yelled out daddy or mommy. They hugged you as if you were a lifeboat, and they were adrift at sea.
Yeah that hasn’t happened in I don’t know how long. Seriously – WAY PAST THAT STAGE!
I’m lucky if they actually get up to answer the door.
Here’s what BR is thinking when I knock at the door. I don’t hear anything. Maybe, I do hear something. I’ll just ignore it. Let someone else get it.
SJ would rather not get up from what he is doing. Yet, he feels more obligated. Bless his 8-year-old self. Yeah, I give it another year or two. Anyway, when the actually answers the door, I walk in. All I see is his back as he is running off to continue doing whatever it was he was doing before I disturbed him.
I’m not sure what I’m going to write about on my blog today. Any suggestions?
What are you going to write about?
I said I’m not sure. I want to write about you guys. What do you think?
I don’t know. Just write about something good.
This was a conversation I had with BR.
Pretty good suggestion by him, I’d say. After all, have you read the newspaper lately? Seriously.
Between riots and wars and mass murders, it’s damn depressing out there. After catching up on the news, it’s hard not to be upset. In fact, you should be upset after reading the news. If you aren’t upset after watching the news, I’d be worried about you.
BR does not worry about the news. In fact, he barely follows it. His big interests are Minecraft, You Tube, and baseball. Yet, his suggestion to focus on something good is wise beyond his recognition.
Boys off to school to have fun and get brilliant.
What do you want for your children when you send them off to school each morning? Let me guess. You want them to learn. You want them to enjoy their learning. You want them to have friends. You want those friends to be children they can count on and feel comfortable confiding in. Well, what I want for my children is for them to have fun and get brilliant.
I’ve been offering up these instructions ever since my now 10-year old (BR) started kindergarten. After I kissed him – he doesn’t let me do that anymore in front of other children – he’d walk toward the bus, and I would call out, “have fun and get brilliant.”
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