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Upbeat Family, Life & Living


Children and Headaches I


by Gabriel A. Fraire of Healdsburg, CA ~ gafraire@comcast.net


with children, cook eggs for them, or how about mixing a nice tuna salad sandwich, it is a real challenge. My cousin said when


magine having a horrible headache and having to deal


Children have a differ- ent concept of “little”. To them ten seconds should be sufficient rest


he was sick he thought of using a video as a ba- bysitter. He forgot that his kids would fight over which video, the older one screaming, the younger one crying or was it the other way around. So, he picked the movie. “All right, you guys watch while dad takes a little rest. All right?” “All right.”


is what went through his head but being a “cool” dad he couldn’t say that. Instead he said, “If you two can’t work this out then I’m going to turn the video off.”..............“TURN IT OFF.” The kids yelled. Parental Train- ing Lesson 3320: Idle bluffs are silly things. So he tried the next


for any dad.


“She sat in my place.” “No I didn’t.” “Yes you did.” SHUT UP BOTH OF YOU


best thing, a bribe. He kept thinking if he could just get them to settle down a bit he might survive. He said, “Look, if you guys will just be quiet and play nice, I’ll treat you to ice cream later.” “Can


Julie come with us?” “Who’s Julie?” The father replied. “She’s coming over to play this afternoon with her two sisters. Mommy made all the arrangements yesterday.”


having a horrible head- ache and having to deal with children that are not even your own.


Now imagine


Local Composer ...continued from page 6


says David. “Unfortunately, fire is everywhere. Fortu- nately, we have wonderfully brave men and women who protect us!” For more informa- tion, contact Heather Chagnon at info@smokesoldiers.org/ (707) 235-3289


Gabriel A. Fraire has been a writer more than 45 years. He has written fiction and non-fiction books, plays, poems, music lyrics, and news articles. But, he writes about his children exclusively for the Upbeat Times.


Pg 8 • OCTOBER 2019 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


You can never go wrong when you have a great team to work with. ~ Kubra Sait


Gabriel


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