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April 09, 2019


In chapter 7 of ‘Lessons from Lucy’ you mention some challenging cases where it may be quite difficult to tell the truth, such as when your children ask you if you ever did drugs.  I personally find it best to be completely honest in this kind of situation.  I always say, "Yes, but I was drunk at the time." 

— Jim Kenaston


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Cuz drugs are bad, m'kay?

I reassure my kids when asked by reminding them I was into girls, not drugs. I explain how my girlfriend lived in the mountains above Santa Barbara and had nothing to do with The Manson Family. She was hanging out with the Hell's Angels and doing a lot of their fighting for them. She gave it all up for me. I explain, "I was better than drugs."

I take generic Excedrin frequently.

... And I didn't inhale.

Just tell them:
"I have to tell you the truth - you are adopted"
- "Oh No!"
"Yes, it's true. Your new parents come at 7:30PM to pick you up, so start packing".

I'm sure it's a good thing that I don't actually have any children to damage by way of bad example, though if you want see something of good parenting, Dave's final chapter in "Lessons from Lucy," called "One Last Lesson," is a gem.

I just started reading the book. I got it yesterday in the mail. So far it is gut funny. I haven't laughed that hard in quite awhile. Not even the Comedy Castle does that for me. Everyone needs a really good laugh the ones that hurt.(ha)

I just told my kids that I would be happy to tell them about my past but first I thought we should talk about what their dad and I did on the night they were conceived. That usually shut them up.

"Only after you were born."

*Snork at Qaz and nursecindy

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