|Katherine's first day of 5th grade|
Tonight Jack does not have four hours because he is on his way to a Nationals baseball game. Paul and I have a different opinion of this game. One of us (I won't tell you who) feels strongly about the significance of this particular baseball game. Steven Strasburg is scheduled to return to the Majors tonight to pitch. What an opportunity to watch history! The other one of us wants to emphasize the importance of starting a new school year off right by organizing school supplies, eating a healthy dinner and getting a good night's sleep.
In the interest of preserving our happy marriage, we devise a compromise. Jack agrees to complete all his homework before departure. I'll pack a healthy dinner for the road. Paul will leave the park early, promising to have Jack home and in bed by 10pm.
|Jack's ready for7th grade|
Around 9pm the phone rings. "Mama? We're on the way home. Thank you for letting me go to the baseball game tonight. I promise I'll get all my homework done tomorrow. I love you."
Yes, it was worth it.