One of my proudest moments as a parent was when I went to the town’s big Easter parade and saw my son in the high school’s marching band. He was playing one of the snare drums, and the band was playing the song “Seventy Six Trombones” from the musical “Music Man.” Although it has been probably over twenty years since I saw the movie, that is a song that I frequently sing to myself, so I was really pleased that the marching band was playing that tune as they marched past me. And even better was the fact that my son’s eyes met mine, so he could see how proud I was to see him in the parade. That was a good day.
Posted by J L on April 3, 2012
Posted in Business • Life | Tagged With: Easter, flowers
Margie called me last night and asked me if I could help her out this weekend with a flower delivery job. She has been given a very large order coming up for Easter and her regular delivery driver fell down some stairs yesterday and broke his leg, so he is unable to drive for the next six weeks. I told her I’d be glad to help – it will be a fun change of pace for me to drive around town and deliver flowers!
My wife was telling me that she is feeling a little bit sad that our children have grown too old for the traditions of coloring hard boiled eggs and having an Easter Egg hunt. She used to go to great lengths to hide the eggs around the house and the yard, and she would also hid the children’s Easter Gift Baskets for them to find. She was careful to make sure that all of the baskets were identical so that nobody felt that their basket was inferior to anyone else’s baskets. She was always so careful about that, wanting to treat all of the kids completely fairly.
There were times when I would ask her if she was perhaps doing a disservice to our kids, making sure that they were always treated “fairly” here at home. After all, the kids need to learn that life is not fair. Shouldn’t they learn that here at home? Her answer was always that home was supposed to be the place where the family can get away from all of the wrongs and unfairness and ugliness of the outside world, and she was going to be sure that the kids knew that life was not fair, but she sure as heck was not going to favor one kid over the other just to teach them that life isn’t fair. I think she has a good point, don’t you?