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Dec 29, 2006

Books for Ike, Part I

Blank_book_1 For my godson Ike, the first of several titles I'd like to write for him:

Lessons Learned the Hard Way (Many by Me) -- a catalog of mistakes made by grownups. 

excerpt --

"In life, you will have at least one friend who is always running late and who never thinks to call and who never apologizes.  Maybe it's stupidity, ADD, or a lack of general courtesy --  who knows what lousy reason -- but they're never on time, no matter how much you beg.

But just remember this for the day they push you over the edge: DO NOT START YELLING AT THEM THE INSTANT THEY SHOW UP.  Because the day you do will be the day they just got fired, or their cat died -- or the day they finally tried to call but couldn't reach you because you forgot to turn your cell phone on."

Ike is ~10, now, so I have a few years to write this particular book of advice for new adults.  But there is at least one other title I wish I had for him now -- a sensible book on courtesy, manners, and etiquette.  More on that in another blog.




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Comments

Hey, I read this and thought, hm...is he repeating himself on this blog? And then I remembered. No, we has this discussion in person last week!

Posted by: Jenny | Dec 29, 2006 8:21:51 AM

Ahhh! And then I had this discussion with you last night! I love it.

Posted by: Grace | Dec 29, 2006 12:45:11 PM