Math, lots and lots of math. That's what we had to do all day here in Canada. What is 110 kilometers per hour? (66 MPH) How far is 71 kilometers? (42 miles) I can't even try to figure the money conversion rate and what the heck is a looney? (Not me)
I told you I don't have all the perspective. But, I know people. I asked my daughter Katie for her perspective. Here it is...
Growing up with siblings was like having built-in teammates. We were working towards the same goals like, “just five more minutes!”, “do we have to go to bed now?”, and my favorite, “but you let HER do it!”. Although my brother John and I are only a little over two years apart, we have been in different schools ever since he finished 5th grade. We attended different middle schools and high schools. A lot of those experiences that siblings would share in school, we didn’t get to share, but that’s okay. We rarely took the same paths; in fact, there are only two things I can think of that I did, “because my brother did it”. One being collecting Pokémon cards (but we won’t get into that here) and the second was working at Chick-Fil-A.
My brother has always been reserved and not easily excitable. We didn’t have many knockdown, drag-outs growing up, partly because John was so laid back. He had been working at Chick-Fil-A for about a year before I got the bright idea to go pester him there. Working at Chick-Fil-A allowed us to both exist in the same social circle for the first time and I believe this is when we truly became friends. We became teammates in the literal sense. Being great siblings, like any great relationship, is strengthened by a solid friendship. Those years working closely together set the tone for the rest of our lives.
We’re there cheering each other on through life’s exciting milestones and helping each other through the hard times. We get each other’s jokes and he picks up on all of my sarcasm. The children at The Methodist Youth Home may not have that built-in teammate or may have had them ripped away from them unexpectedly, but through the generous support of the community they can have opportunities to enrich their lives in other ways.
Today’s song is You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman.
You've got troubles, and I've got 'em too
There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you
We stick together and can see it through
'Cause you've got a friend in me,
You've got a friend in me.
Man I love her...AND she picked a song of the day...