Monday, July 28, 2008

I Love The Gap!

Watching the news on the latest election poll figures, I holler to Susanne, who is in the kitchen preparing breakfast for the kids.

"McCain is closing the gap!" I say.

"What???" my daughter Maeve says, stunned.

"He's closing The Gap? I love The Gap!"

Yet another reason to oppose John McCain.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

And We Walk

We are getting set to walk in our fifth JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Read about it and watch the "Charlie Video" over at Blogabetes.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I Forgot to Mention We're Lying

At $700 for a family of four to join the swim club, I had no problem saying that the little guy was 2 rather than 3. 2 and under is free.

Unfortunately, I forgot to mention this to Maeve and Charlie when we went in person to register and pay for the membership.

"OK," I told the two guys behind the counter. "We'll take the family of four membership. I have a little one at home, but he's only 2."

Maeve and Charlie in stereo ...

"Noooooooooo!!!! Dad. He's 3!!! He's 3!!! Don't you know your own son???"

Barely able to look at the guys behind the counter, I say, "well, he just turned 3."

Maeve and Charlie in stereo ...

"Noooooooooo!!! Dad. He turned 3 a long time ago!!!"

At that point, all I could do was drop my head down in shame and slap my forehead while the two guys cracked up behind the counter.

"You got to teach your kids to lie a little better."