Thursday, May 25, 2006

Punishment for Decadence

When parents need to punish their kids, the phrase “Hurts me more than it hurts you” gets bandied about.  Tonight, I believe it.

We warned miniBlood about his attitude yesterday.  Each day, the kids in his class have their behavior ranked by color, green being the best and red meaning a trip to the principal’s office.  In order for mini to play in his baseball game tonight, he was required to have a green day.  We normally don’t impose any restrictions like this, but yesterday was a bad day for him with respect to listening to his parents.  Today, he came home with a yellow day.  And I’m real bummed because I love taking my kid to his games and watching him play.

I know the lesson learned through punishment is more important in the larger scheme of things, but I’ll be damned at how disappointed I am right now.  I’ll even get to the G-Vegas home game on time because of it, but that’s not even a minor bit of consolation.  At least he was honest.  He could have lied about what color he got, but he didn’t.  Still….


Any of you readers ever play poker at Turning Stone casino in NY?  I’ll be back up to Schenecta-hole in late June for a few days and will probably extend my trip by a day to check out the poker action if it’s worth it.  It looks like it’s only about a 2 hour drive away, definitely within striking distance.  If you’ve been, feel free to leave comments about the place and your impressions.


Big, long weekend coming up.  Apparently, there may be poker.  But also, I’m hoping to check out the new X-Men film.  How is that poker related?  Well duh.  Famke.  I think that says it all.

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