Shortly after my rant about a particularly frustrating tree, in which I attempted to blame my shortcomings in the field on how I was raised, I received the following message (message in bold italics, my comments in-line):
To: Kevin McLean
Subject: BLAME THE PARENTS?!
I just read and saw your latest posting. Hmmmmm.....how convenient to blame the parents when we cannot defend ourselves!!!!
I am sorry, Mom, it is all my fault. Nothing is ever your fault, you made every decision perfectly.
I do recall yelling to you in the outfield, "Kevin, quit doing cartwheels in the outfield and pay attention to the game!"
This is true, though in my defense nothing EVER happens in the outfield when you are 6 years old and cartwheels get you more applause from the audience.
You were also allowed Nerf balls and Super Soakers. I think maybe you might want to try archery or crossbow or frisbee golf or softball or javelin to help hone your skills out in the field.
Thank you for your suggestions, I will look into all of these.
Take care and be CAREFUL!
I always do because that is what my parents taught me in their all-knowing way.
P.S. Where did you learn all that "bleeped" language?
I retract my earlier statement. I have certainly never used any questionable language because it is bad…I don’t even know any bad words!