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Embrace The Messenger

Posted by: Denise

Raising teenage sons has it’s challenges. (understatement!). I think the greatest challenge is trying to figure out if anything I say to them is .
Just last week, I asked a Park Ranger at Yosemite to “please tell my kids stop free-climbing that overhanging, 15′ boulder”. (And, for all you parents out there going all ‘judgie’ on my lack of parental grit… don’t act like you haven’t done this).

It was the beloved Jim Leher who delivered the exclamation point to my prolonged discourse on the evils of plastic bottles. The boys overheard this story and slowly walked a bit closer to the TV. They even listened without doing their practiced, and perfected, Al Gore, ‘MANBEARPIG’. And, for a nano-second, once the story was over, they actually gave me the ‘got it’ look. They would never admit this, of course. However, I did notice them grabbing their refilled water bottles, at last Saturday’s XCountry Meet, instead of accepting the customary plastic bottle handout sponsors foist upon runners.

Now, if Mr. Leher could please tell them to rinse out their wetsuits…

Date Posted: November 18, 2008 @ 10:04 am

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