"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

On-going debate

Grant spends most of his time with these guys.

One recent Saturday morning while making breakfast as Newel sat reading the paper at the table, I asked Grant what he was playing. "Darth Vader and friends," I was informed. Newel glanced up just long enough to state that Darth Vader doesn't have any friends.

"Yes he does. They're Storm Troopers." was Grant's retort.

"No," came the wisdom from a father, "the Storm Troopers are his employees. Employees can't be friends."

Insisting that they were so friends, Grant scooped up his guys and left the room.

Reopening the subject later, Grant said that Darth and the Troopers might be friends, even if they have different opinions. Families are like that too. It's just hard to tell sometimes that people love each other.

Kids can teach the most inspired stuff.

Newel still holds strong to the opinion that employees can't be friends.

Husbands can teach the most distorted stuff.

And so the debate goes on, friend or foe? How do you know.

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