You know the feeling. You get that little tickle in the back of your throat. You have a little extra junk up in your sinuses. And you deny it.
“There’s no way I’m getting sick! I don’t have time for this!”
You start to take more vitamin C, echinacea, and every other home remedy you can conjure up. But alas, the cold hits you.
That’s where I found myself this morning.
It’s uncanny – every time Jacob has gotten sick, he gives it to me. I know he loves me and likes to give me things (he’ll pick up pine cones at the park, or a ball or any of his toys and walk over to me and give it to me) but the colds? Those, I can do without.
Before Jacob came along, I got sick twice per year. At most. People keep saying: “just wait ’till he’s in school!” And to them I say: “Bring it!” I hate being anything other than perfectly healthy, but I love my son more than I hate anything else, so, come what may! Truth is, apart from the extra congestion, I feel great. Seriously. I do.
This past weekend was busy. I MC’d a Bat-Mitzvah on Saturday night and had fun! What a great group of kids. Though, I don’t think I’ll ever understand their desire to “dance” to songs like Gas Pedal (you can watch the video here – yes, I have the version with clean lyrics, but still) and others like it. It’s a little out of control. One kid actually asked for Grind On Me by Pretty Ricky – that’s kind of old already and both are completely inappropriate (video). I won’t go into why – if you can’t figure out why 13 year old girls (and boys) shouldn’t be grinding on each other, stop reading here and take a good look at your belief system.
*steps off of soapbox to continue blog post
On Sunday, I had the pleasure of working a charity event that two 13 year old girls put together (I was honored to work one of the girls’ Bat-Mitzvah back in September) they put together the event to benefit inner-city kids and kids with mental and physical disabilities. They were so appreciative of me donating my time and services, but I have to tell you – I had a really great time! To start, my wife and I really like to give back as much as possible. Due to the fact that we’re raising a lil’ one, it’s hard to donate money, so this is how we can help. You do what you can, right?
Here’s the thing: I love what I do and feel so blessed to be able to entertain people in any capacity. To top things off, it was a great group of kids. I mean, they were mostly dance students. So that means that at random points in the night, I’d play a song and they’d bust out into a dance routine – just like you’d see in a movie. Seriously. Very cool. The night was a success! They raised money for their charities, and like I said, I had a great time. It’s nice to see kids being raised right, when it’s so easy to look around and see the polar opposite.
I’m inspired. Jacob will definitely be doing something like that when he’s older. As for me, I woke up this morning and didn’t want to believe the buildup of crap in my head! Time to release the congestion. I don’t have time to be sidelined. It’s going to be a busy week…
Thanks for reading!