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 5, 2012
Posted in Food • Friends and Family • Life • News • Opinion • Parenting • Shopping | Tagged With: healthy, son
My son drinks those Five Hour Energy drinks, and it worries me. I’ve heard on the news that these energy drinks are not healthy for people at all. In fact I’ve heard that they are down-right dangerous. My wife keeps reassuring me that they are no worse for a person than drinking one cup of coffee, but I find that hard to believe. I’ve asked my son why he doesn’t just drink a cup of coffee if that is all it basically is. His reply is “I don’t like coffee, or tea, and I’m not supposed to drink a soda in front of my clients, so I drink these instead if I need a ‘pick-me-up.’” What do you think of these energy drinks?
Our youngest son turns twenty four next week. He has become more difficult to shop for in the past few years, and lately when we ask him what he wants for a gift he will reply “don’t buy me anything.” So it was with great surprise when I asked him this morning what he would like for a birthday gift and he told me that he would email me the link to a pair of red high-top Supra shoes. I really thought he was kidding, but sure enough, he emailed me the link, and they really are red.