That is My Foot

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It has been a while and I have been pretty busy. As I mentioned before, I gave my daughter my craptop, so I am blogging to you from the Droid.  It is Incredible.

This picture is my foot watching the kids swim at the village pool.

A few observations:

1)  It ain’t (yes, Lynne, I said ain’t) the Casino.  The old Casino had 50’s style.  It had a cold bowling alley. It had open air skating rink.  It had hiding places. It was my childhood.

2)  When my daughter is older, I will lock her up. Pre-teen boys at pools are one hormone away from pissing me off.

3)  The water is too hot. That’s a problem.

4)  Mr. Harrison, my social studies teacher from 7th grade, works at the pool. He looks the same, maybe bigger, as he did 27 years ago.  Wow. 

Things change I guess.  My kids will never experience Del Taco Friday nights, the Casino, Sea Island Beach Club (when it was club and not a “resort”), or playing Pac-man at the Tastee-Freez.

But, they get a dad and I didn’t.  I suppose they have it pretty good then.

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About mcbud

I am extremely happily married, I have two great kids, I am the hand of the king at a Registered Investment Advisory company, I am addicted to CrossFit, and I try to write.
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9 Responses to That is My Foot

  1. Skittles says:

    They’ve got it better than good. Although missing out on Pac-man at The Sleez is pretty sad. Please always write more.

  2. Brandon brazil says:

    I am listening to begin the begin at 6 30 am prepping for brewing as I type on I phone. Having been a raging hormone one, I say get them to a nunnery. They will create their own past. It’s all relative. The village pool will be part of it. Sadly, these tecno gadgets are distracting us all. What street did we play whiffle ball on wit damico? I am in hist preservation because to preserve places is to preserve people’s past. We all crave tangible links to our past. Because our past is the key tk our present.

  3. “2) When my daughter is older, I will lock her up. Pre-teen boys at pools are one hormone away from pissing me off.”

    times 3 for me!

  4. Lynne says:

    “2) When my daughter is older, I will lock her up. Pre-teen boys at pools are one hormone away from pissing me off.”

    Bwahaha. But I feel you.

  5. Like the foot and the sentiment….just one suggestion for a rewrite…should’ve made that “great” dad. PS- not so sure about my mom skills this am…..thinking of my column for next week and I might title it “The Barbie Doll Massacre and Other Stories on How I Messed Up My Kids”

    • mcbud says:

      “The Barbie Doll Massacre” will be a must read. Once you have some time (perspective), I think you will see it wasn’t as bad as it seems.

      Though I am thankful that there are more girls than boys. Can you imagine 7 boys and only two girls in a few years? It would be a mess.

      Cam and Lars are lucky.

      • Gina says:

        Now, I am scared. My husband’s “circle of friends” all have boys – 10 of them … my Sarah is the only girl. Luckily, her school told me the other day that she does very well at ‘holding her own’ when someone messes w/her – not sure if they meant it as a compliment or criticism. Somehow that doesn’t bring me much relief.

        “Pre-teen boys at pools are one hormone away from pissing me off.” – this make me LOL.

  6. jen says:

    Excellent!

  7. Gina says:

    OH! And Mr. Harrison works at the Casino pool now? Cool. He was my ss teacher in middle school too.

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