Time for an amusing #parenting story.
This morning, I was putting some cash in my 12 year-old daughter’s backpack to pay for her lost school id card. As I was putting it in, I notice what looked like a gift card in the bottom of her bag.
I see on the front of it “$20” and “something something fundraising”, and on the back, a list of restaurants that you can use it at to get discounts.
Me: Emma, what is this? Her: I got it from the boys sports fundraiser. Me: You paid $20 for this? You don’t even like any of these restaurants listed here. Her: …
I didn’t have time to enquire further because she needed to catch the bus. But I was definitely wondering where she got the money, because last I’d heard, she certainly hadn’t saved up that much.
I find out later this morning that she got it from my mother-in-law.
So, it sounds like to me that she had a crush on a boy, and scammed her grandma out of $20 to impress him.
Parenting makes total sense when you’re doing it but probably seems weird from the outside. My wife just hid a pair of my toddler's pants because "they were too much drama" and that explanation seemed totally reasonable to me.
I've been using this account as my primary for about a week now, and I'm think I'm settled on using it for the foreseeable future, so I guess it's time to do another #introduction post.
I'm a dad of four kids, and a web developer. I have a college degree in #Theater (or #Theatre) and had aspirations of being an actor. I kind of fell into web development as a career. It was a hobby back in high school, and I just needed to pay some bills after college, so I ended up doing this.
I always have aspirations to do other things, but for now, I'm pretty happy spending most of my time as a dad and husband.
Some day, I'd like to get back into #acting, or maybe do some #VoiceActing. I also enjoy #writing and will, from time to time, post some #MicroFiction, usually from somebody's #WritingPrompt.
I love #StarTrek, and usually watch at least one episode nearly every day. I like all #SciFi really, though, as well as #fantasy. I used to read a lot, but find I don't have as much time or mental capacity for it as I used to. I also enjoy watching #anime, and have really been enjoying the new episodes of #Bleach lately.
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My kids are playing hide and seek together at the playground.
I don't have to worry about keeping an eye on them, though, because they're terrible at it.