The Results May Vary

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What I learned about myself after being locked in the basement

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In honour of Father’s Day, I am re-posting one of my earliest posts about being a dad and lessons I learned from mine. Enjoy.

The Results May Vary

On Sunday, my son Milo and I were off to Costco to share the manly experience of buying things in large quantities.  After a few minutes of driving in silence, Milo turned to me and announced that when he gets older he plans to be famous.  Since I am paying a small fortune every year for art, piano, voice and drama lessons, I was heartened to hear that with the right motivation, he may be able to support me in a pretty fantastic lifestyle.  Here I thought was a great opportunity to pass on some fatherly advice about setting goals and achieving what you both want and need to accomplish.

Now my insight on this topic all began when I was about ten years old.  I was extremely proud of the Swiss Army knife that I’d received for my birthday.  Nothing fancy.  Just a knife, corkscrew and a saw.  For reasons I can’t explain…

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Author: theresultsmayvary

Civil Servant Dad is a Gen-Y married father of 2 kids. He blogs about the perils, ethical and moral quandries and downright crazy challenges faced in raising them.

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