Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Why I like My Dad

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Why I like My Dad

Article excerpt

I LIKE my Dad best when he tells me stories about being a boy. I hate my Dad when he forces me to do something like take piano lessons, or play flute in the band, or take monthly allergy shots on Saturday mornings.

My Dad came into my room at 7 o'clock one Saturday morning and told me to get dressed to get my allergy shot. I just wish he'd tell me the night before so I could know to go to bed before 2 a.m. I was grouchy and had a headache, operating on less than seven hours of sleep. My father, sensing my mood, didn't attempt conversation on the way to Dr. Sale's office.

After getting the shots my Dad asked, "Want to go to the Bread Company?"

"No," I grumbled, even though I did, because I believe in carrying grudges.

"Did I ever tell you why I run around Moss Field nine times?" he said, nudging me with his elbow. …

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