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2020-03-02 | Journal | Bene Gesserit

Bobo asked me for a ride to school today with a new, male, assertive confidence; something done with his voice, so it counts as male, mostly, but I've heard women do it too, and, for that matter, the Bene Gesserit. He also has a lingering amount of sheepishness from his younger self, a warbling uncertainty in the background, that he is trying to cover up.

I was in the middle of something, following a new discovery about mind map formats, and challenged him a bit. I asked him why he wasn't ready, in a medium-aggressive tone. The reality was that I knew he was going to be late, so I was all ready to go. It is the main exercise he gets, and an important part of raising him to be independent, so I strongly encourage him to manage his own schedule in the morning and get himself to school on time.

During the drive I told him that when he did this it affected my morning. I had other things that I was doing. I get my most productive work done in the morning hours, and it is a bad time to break. While it is true that my schedule is very flexible, I have much work to get done by summer, so any time spent as a chauffeur takes away from that. Bobo puts his ear buds in as soon as he gets in the car, so our time together during drives is proximity, not communication, in this circumstance. I let him be. Bobo took his ear buds out to listen to my mild scolding, apologized, and put his ear buds back in.

I wished Bobo a good day as he got out, and he seemed a bit surprised that I hadn't been grumpy or taken the opportunity to emphasize my scolding one more time. He wished me a good day as well. I decided I would take advantage of the venture out into the street-world to stop by the bank, as I'm out of cash.

The ATM closest to my house is one of those ones that has a room that is locked for privacy and safety, and you use your card to enter, but in this case somebody had ripped the door off of the hinges, and a homeless man was sleeping a few feet in front of the machine. His face was covered with an old sweatshirt, and his hairy belly stuck out from the top of his sleeping bag. I withdrew my cash and went home.


Articles tagged with bobo on Mud Hut Club:

2020-09-14: Needs Water
2020-08-01: A Tale of Dishwashers: A Decade of Musty Water
2020-06-09: Ride Bump
2020-06-01: Pee in a Bottle
2020-05-24: The Big Lie
2020-05-08: Pronoia Stretch
2014-09-05: Body Lift

Articles tagged with bobo on O.R.N.G.:

2019-05-19: Bobo and Coffee
2019-04-12: Bobo Alum
2019-02-14: Fish Sticks
2018-12-10: Bobo Pies
2018-10-20: What is O.R.N.G.?
2018-07-27: Toy Rambler
2018-06-24: DataOps
2018-06-21: Cookie Crush
2018-06-16: Outraged Southern Grandma
2018-06-15: Best Two Beers
2017-09-09: Own Mind
2017-06-17: Magic
2017-06-05: No Man's Land
2017-03-08: Turtle Soup
2017-01-24: slow dance
2017-01-08: card tournament
2015-10-16: Thanks, I guess
2015-09-27: Diamond Hoe
2015-05-20: I feel happy
2015-05-19: Wild Horses
2014-12-04: Bobo's Dream Loch Ness
2014-10-25: What Bobo Read at Funeral
2014-03-30: Bobo Hug
2013-03-13: Rebuilding Grandpa's Chainsaw - Revisit
2012-09-24: Vacation and Crying
2012-03-23: Found RedNotebook
2012-03-22: No Compromise
2011-11-01: Rebuilding Grandpa's Chainsaw - Part 4
2011-10-31: Rebuilding Grandpa's Chainsaw - Part 3
2011-10-30: Rebuilding Grandpa's Chainsaw - Part 2
2011-10-29: Rebuilding Grandpa's Chainsaw - Part 1
2011-08-01: Out and In Burger
2010-08-30: Bobo Nightmares and Sleepovers
2010-08-30: Imagining Without Wine
2010-03-17: Carved Scorecard and Hotdogs
2010-03-08: Trout Sauce
2010-03-02: Time and Climbing
2010-01-25: The Terminator Kitty is Not your Friend
2009-09-22: Google That for Me
2009-09-21: Three Minds and IT Rootball
2009-09-18: Steep Mountain
2009-07-31: Bobo Nightmares and Peaceful Visions
2009-07-31: Hands and Lemon Sun
2009-03-16: Creature Create
2009-01-02: Shepherd's Pie
2008-08-09: Old House and Fire Pit Dream
2008-05-31: MCJ Road Trip
2008-04-22: Hot Rods, Earth Day, Nash Ramblers, and Timothy Leary
2008-04-04: Bobo's TV Device
2007-03-06: Bobo Dream Safeway and Robots
2006-12-31: Shed Cleanup
2006-04-20: No more school for Bobo
2006-04-13: The Cost of Eating Pandas
2006-04-06: Bobo's First day of School
2006-03-28: Car Pit Dream
2006-03-25: Big Boy Bed Lessons
2006-03-05: Engine All Installed
2006-02-17: Ugliest Dinner Ever!
2006-02-08: Cabbage and Pork
2006-01-19: Goldfish Diversion
2006-01-16: Whole Wheat Kids Cookies
2005-11-16: Tofu and Hamburger Meatloaf
2005-09-15: Cowboy Coffee
2005-09-05: Project Gutenberg - Surprising Stories
1996-03-27: Jumanji
1976-04-02: Recess Hiding