My Concert Season is Complete

We don’t get out much. 5 kids here if I haven’t mentioned it before. We always thought the older kids would take care of the younger kids and my wife and I would continue to have an active social life. That never worked out too well. When my oldest daughter (child #1) took care of kids 3 & 4, my youngest son (child #3) would routinely reduce her to tears. My middle daughter (child #4) is all grown up and would gladly watch our 9 year old daughter (child #5), but oops, she’s off to college, sorry. And so we rely on babysitters, which is not only expensive, but these days it is difficult to find a teen around here that isn’t busy on the weekends with an active social life that dwarfs ours. It can be an expensive chore to find a babysitter.

But this was a concert opportunity not to be missed. Seeing this concert would make my 2017 concert season complete. I knew I would never forgive myself if I didn’t take this opportunity to see …

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Don’t Bet On It!

I may have a gambling problem. After church yesterday, parents of Sunday School children were herded into the gymnasium to hear what our children were being taught. I noticed that I was the only parent out of 50+ to have stopped by the food table before heading to the meeting. Yes, I may also have an eating problem. I definitely should not have taken chips and guacamole. The crunching of the chips reverberated through the large gymnasium with every bite. And the guac was a little spicy, so I had to try and suck some juice from the watermelon slice I took to calm the burning on my tongue.

But more to my point about gambling, we were shown some questions that our children were supposed to discuss. This one caught my eye …

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The Shirt Off My Back

In the wake of the recent Las Vegas mass shooting, I think it may be a good idea if I don’t wear this German hockey team’s shirt for a while …


Translated, it means The Adler Mannheim, but who knows German in the USA? Most Americans can’t tell when to use “you’re” or “your.” And don’t get me started on the use of “there” vs. “their” vs. “they’re.”

I definitely will NOT be wearing this shirt to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.