Monday, June 30, 2008
It Runs in the Family
We try to instill the importance of education in our child's mind. Conceptually speaking, graduating from a school is more significant than the ceremony, certification or party that symbolize or celebrate this personal historical milestone. The other day our little family chatted about high school prom. I didn't have one and Bill didn't go to his, so we are counting down days (3,200 and some change) to Henry's, a truly historical event. Henry has been rather focused on which college gym he wants to play basketball in, which shadows the other aspects of high school graduation. "What about a date?" says Mom, who knows just that much about prom. "I'll have a date." says Henry, very confidently. "You mean you'll have a girlfriend?" says Mom, (you are getting my attention, kiddo). "I might." says Henry, less confidently. "If you don't have a girlfriend, where do you find a date?" Mom doesn't know much about the dating world. "I'll just get a date from that website, you know, they advertise during basketball games on TV?" the kid knows what he's talking about. It was eHarmoney.com. Now review the How We Met stories, from Bill and Vivian, see a family trend?