Today is Aaron’s birthday. He would have been 42 years old. I thought I would honor the day by sharing one of our adventures together as children.
During the summer of 1988, my brother and I spent most of our free time exploring the woods and playing in a creek.
One day, we were hanging out in the woods and fishing. We had a bucket full of fish, but it started to rain. Neither one of us wanted to leave, since we were having so much fun.
I suggested we take the bucket of fish home and put the fish in our bathtub. That way we could continue having fun while we were at the house. Aaron thought it was a great idea, so that’s what we did.
My mom came home from work, as she passed by the bathroom, she saw Aaron sitting on the toilet with a fishing pole. She went into the bathroom to find out what in the world her son was doing.
When mom looked into the bathtub, she went ballistic. She started yelling at both of us to get those **** fish out of the there.
We put the fish back into the bucket and walked down the street. We decided to release the fish in our neighbor’s pound. Once we got home, Mom made us scrub the bathtub multiple times with several different cleaning solutions.
Personally, I think she may have overreacted just a little bit.
Gwen lectured me on my messy laundry organizational style. I can’t believe I just got a lecture from a teenager. What is this world coming to?
While you are going about your busy life, don’t forget to spend some time making memories.
- Hang out with family and friends
- Take a walk
- Go to a local museum
- Go to a park
- Spend time in nature
- Drive in the country
- Have a picnic
- Play board games
- Fly a kite
Whatever it is you decide to do, have fun and make a memory.
In my opinion, one of the saddest aspects of American culture is the desire to obtain large amounts of material items. People spend a vast amount of time working to provide these items to their family. However, their continued absence causes them to lose the family they love.
I watched the first season of Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix and loved the show.
The main character is a wife and mother that somehow manages to become a zombie or as they say in the show “undead.” This causes a great deal of stress on the family and leads to some rather humorous situations.
The one thing I really liked about the show, is how the family stuck together no matter what happened. They supported each other and refused to allow a little thing (like a zombie in the house) destroy their family unit. I really like that concept.