Off Topic: I had a good day

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Fri Feb 29 18:42:12 GMT 2008

DAve wrote:
> Sorry for the off topic post but I just have to tell someone.
> I have a house full of teenagers twice a week. I let my sons band
> practice downstairs, full drum kit and amps, the whole shootin match.
> I give them a place to practice, make them dinner, fix their guitars,
> tell them to drive careful when they leave. This has been Thursday
> and Sunday nights for almost a year.
> Funny thing happened tonight after practice. My wife called me
> downstairs and all the kids were in the kitchen. In the middle of the
> floor was a new hardcase with a New Haven made Ovation six string
> guitar. They had saved their money since November and pooled it
> together to get me something they said I wouldn't spend the money on
> for myself. It was their way of saying thanks. I nearly cried.
> The next generation is going to be just fine.

Well, some of them.  It all boils down to parental involvement in their
lives.  As much as teens want to think they're 'all grown up' they're
usually running pretty scared.  They need to know they're loved (don't
we all!) and they need to know they're safe.

There's a million ways to say 'I love you' and hosting the band
practice, cooking dinner, fixing guitars, jamming w/'em and such are
just a few of the cooler ways to do so.

Good job dad.  Keep up the good work...

Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Admin., Mail Admin.
155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
Juneau, Alaska 99801        fax: (907 586-4500

More information about the MailScanner mailing list