Jack Dean (Finance, Eight Bars Parent)
As you know,
I’d rather be golfing,
But my son
Has me caught up in defending him
While making sure
I am true to my friends, too.
Being pulled in two different directions,
The father-son bond unbreakable,
The tribal connections to other parents,
Showing my weakness for “show.”
I wish I could just tee one up, right now.
Jeffrey Holmes (Anesthesiologist, Music Friends of Sports)
Take a deep breath,
Mark Dawson (Mushroom Grower, Eight Bars Parent)
Some of us
What to grow weed.
Too controversial for me…
I don’t really care about this sports thing.
Too ridiculous for me…
Maybe we should,
Grow vegetable inside.
I’ll make that suggestion.
Horace Taylor (Florist, Music Friends of Sports)
My resolve to keep quiet,
My patience with the stupidity,
My understanding of my daughter,
Scott Thomson (General Practitioner, Eight Bars Parent)
I’ve checked out,
My new office is great.
The patients have adjusted and
It’s been good for my wife’s yoga studio.
Some of my patients
Have joined her classes, so we are getting
The business of medicine…
Sam Brown (Sales, Music Friends of Sports)
It looks like everyone is getting nothing.
The kids are doing what kids do,
They don’t know what they are doing,
They have no idea the ripples that will form
Because they have taken a stand.
This is not how things are supposed to work.
Mark Watts (Former Athlete, Eight Bars Parent)
What is Cole thinking?
He’ll never get a scholarship by not playing.
Colleges will see him as a problem
Even if they want him and they’ll stay away.
If only the district had hired good coaches
From the start, we would be in this situation.
I blame them.
Ruby Brown (Coffee Shop Owner, Music Friends of Sports)
These kids are great for business,
Since they aren’t going to practice,
They are coming to my shop.
This couldn’t be working out for me better.
Good riddance after-school activities.
I’m loving this!
Grace Watts (School Aide, Eight Bars Parent)
I’ve been telling everyone
That those Taylorville kids were bad news.
They think they can game the system.
They are all malcontents.
They get what they deserve.
Emily Dawson (Working Mom, Eight Bars Parent)
I’ve kind of lost the energy for this fight.
Have sports or don’t.
Have music or don’t.
Just leave me out of it.
My shift just got changed.
Now I need to find daycare.