Thursday, November 11, 2004

Today is Veteran's Day here in the United States of America. Traditionally, I have recognized this holiday by not noticing it. No disrespect intended to veterans (my father is one!), but I've just never had the day off, so I never knew when it was Veteran's Day.

The San Francisco Unified School District does recognize this holiday though. Although I had hoped that the veterans themselves would band together and keep an eye on my five year-old daughter while school was closed, no such effort was made. So, I had to do it.

Seems like I always say inappropriate things to my daughter on days like this. First, I accidentally terrorized her by informing her that one day the sun will burn out. Hey, she asked! I then tried to calm her by explaining that she'd surely die long before that was going to happen. Apparently trying to cheer up a child by referring to their eventual death isn't the correct strategy. Who knew?

I put the final brushstrokes on this parenting masterpiece of a day by teaching her how to open beer bottles. Hey, she asked!

So, in conclusion, Happy Veteran's Day

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