Good Job, Dad!

Good Job, Dad!

High five for dadThis week I had a couple of personal successes in my extra-work, extra-family endeavors. Most people call those “hobbies” but true to my Brooklyn pedigree, I like to redefine the English language whenever possible so, “fuggedaboutit!”

Success #1 was achieved in the effort to pass a Congressional resolution to create awareness of Capitalism. Congressman Rohrabacher and I have a handshake agreement, that if I can find 3 corporations willing to create awareness of Capitalism among its employees and/or the community at large, he’d sponsor the bill. Walmart, here I come! For those of you interested in supporting this effort, I encourage you to visit and consider signing the petition.

Success #2 was a guest appearance on “High School Musical!” That’s actually a far fetched lie from the mind of a regressed 55 year old indulging in adolescent fantasy. The much less grandiose reality is that my “Johnny Profit” books were featured on Monique Coleman’s “Gimme Mo” website. Monique is a star from High School musical…whose bodyguards are going to crush me for pestering her so much for the coverage…just kidding on that one. I invite you to visit this link if you have time.

So I guess it’s time to stop the self-aggrandizement and get to the kids. There is a tie here in that much the same way I’ve been tooting my horn to you guys, I was excited about telling my kids about the great news, particularly the High School Musical bit.

“Hey Dom, do you know who Monique Coleman is?”

“Of course!”

“Well she thinks I’m super cool! Wanna see?” so I lie to my kids.

“Yeah!”

“Check this out!” I said as I directed her to the website.

Her graciousness and smarts extend well beyond her 11 years. It was clear to her that I had a long way to go to reach the “Sponge Bob Squarepants” level of fame and fortune, but in a heart warming role reversal, she wanted to give me credit for my achievement

“Great job, Dad! Keep up the good work!” she said, patting my head.

“Thanks daughter!” I said, displaying the proud smile of a child. She left, I went back to work.

It was a fun week! See you guys next time.

Authored by: Michael Malgeri

Michael lives in Redondo Beach with his wonderful wife and their beautiful children, the stars of "On Dad's Watch." He makes a living in the software industry and pursues writing in between fun family events. Along with "On Dad's Watch," Michael believes there's a need to teach young people about the morality and practicality of Capitalism as well as provide them with an alternative perspective on environmental issues. His books on these topics can be found at www.kids4biz.com.

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