Written By Beau May (with help from Luke)
I know child-ing is not a word, but my dad says when he writes Insight From an Ordinary Dad he writes about what he’s learned from parenting. Well this is what I’ve learned from child-ing.
These are the two things I’ve learned my parents mostly don’t like. Don’t mess with mom’s coffee. Don’t threaten to pour it out or throw the coffee away. She does not think that’s funny. When dad is asleep, do not creep up to him and whisper in his ear “Dad! Dad!” right in his face. He will jump-scare and probably scream.
These are some basic rules I’ve learned to follow in my youth. Do what you’re supposed to do, be kind, and you’re most likely going to be able to do what you want to do. In our house there’s only two rules: take care of your business and speak respectfully. If you do those things, you will have a successful life. 90% guaranteed.
A lot of things are cool, but some of them are liked by some and unliked by others. For example:
Dude Perfect is awesome, but don’t try it in the backyard. (It’s not as easy as it looks; you will probably break something. Let’s hope you don’t have to pay for it!)
Adults don’t think “It’s Raining Tacos” and other silly songs are funny on repeat.
I think Five Below and Goodwill are two of the best stores because you can spend your whole allowance there.
Being a kid is fun, but I know that sometimes you have to grow up. My brother made me realize this when I wanted to play something somebody my age would want to play. My brother, Luke, is about two years older than me, so he likes different things than I do. So, I’m going to live the rest of my youth at the speed of my age! Thank you for reading Insight From an Ordinary Dad. Wait, I mean Insight From an Ordinary Kid. Yes, Kid. By Kid I mean me, Beau. Anyways, don’t forget to read the sidebar!
What’s Cool About Growing Up in OBKY
- We get to have 4 seasons.
- It’s not too big like Chicago, with 3 million people, but it’s not too small like Lost Springs, Wyoming, with 4 people.
- It’s got plenty of different types of restaurants. Especially pizza and fast food.
- It has the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum where you can take bluegrass instrument lessons.
- Finally, I like OBKY because my family lives here and it’s the perfect place for a family like mine to live.