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According to my son……..time to read on to see what rating he gave me.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

A few weeks ago my son said I wasn’t a nice dad. When I asked him on a scale of 1-10 (I guess I am always the researcher) with 10 being the highest, what rating would he give me – his response was a 4! I then said, I am just curious what could I do to improve that score and his answers were:


  • You could let me drink soda in my bedroom
  • You could let me stay up as long as I want too
  • You could let me eat sunflower seeds all over the house

Apparently, if I did agree to let him do those things I would improve my “nice dad” rating to about a 7!

  • What do you think of my sons’ requests?
  • Do you allow your 14 year old to do these things?
  • I am just curious what rating do you think your children would give you?

I look forward to reading your comments.

P.S. Without hesitation I said no to all of his points and have agreed to stay with a 4 rating!

Mom, who is that?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

A few weeks ago I was in Florida driving in a golf cart with my mom and found a small little purse. I asked my mom if it was hers and she replied “yes” and said, “I have been looking all over for it, it has my card money in it.” Sure enough, she pulled out a bunch of singles and said, “look I have won about $20 over the past few weeks.”

I congratulated her and noticed a picture in the front of the wallet and asked her who it was. The picture was of three girls and I didn’t recognize any of them. Much to my surprise my mom said that was the picture that came with the little purse. Yes I was shocked, yes I started to laugh, and yes I asked my mom were her kids or grandchildren too ugly to put in this little purse. She never answered that question but actually did say she liked the picture that came with the purse!

I ask you:

  • Do your parents have pictures still in the frames they came in?
  • Have you ever liked a picture and kept it in the frame for a while?
  • How would you have answered my mom?

Once you stop laughing, I look forward to reading your comments.