School's Out

February 9, 2000

Well, it is in another day - at least for my son and my daughter.

For the daughter it is legit.. for the son... well.. I broke the news to him just under two weeks ago.

Well Boy, it appears that I was not able to get the flights I wanted to book. So, I am going to have to take you out of school a day before your vacation starts.

Boy sobbed quietly in the center of the living room.

I went up to him and gave him a hug.

It will be alright Boy, you will get over it.

Boy smiled

Girl is headed to Florida on her winter break to go diving in Key West on a school sponsored trip. Dad asked if he could go, and was told there was no room for chaperones.

Boy was to be left home alone for the week, while mom was in school/work, and dad worked.

Dad took pity on boy, and decided as we were out skiing on the local hill, that boy should be punished for calling the local hill "Weenie."

It's all we have for a local ski adventure, and he insulted it.

Dad said to boy,

Boy, you are to be punished for calling this hill Weenie. I am going to take you out to the Rockies where the hills are not weenie... and you will have to grow up and act like a man.

Boy smiled through his tears.

Boy and Dad leave Friday morning for 9 days in Colorado.

I hope he takes his punishment like a man.

And I'll take a camera.