February 07, 2019
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The wife hates it when you have fun by yourself.
I don’t know Calvin, you’re always making mini-disasters when you’re around Susie…that’s not playing alone! Perhaps you’re scared that you’ll make a fool out of yourself because you don’t know the first thing about softball? ;)
I’m with Calvin on this one.
Or simply install AdBlock. It’s free, and it works.
I thought Calvin signed up for recess baseball, not recess softball. I’m confused… :)
Calvin doesn’t want to learn, period. In some respects I was the same, but I loved playing team sports like softball.
An Introvert being forced to live in an Extrovert-World… Thy name is Calvin.
You got that right, Calvin!
Yes on both counts. Dad’s philosophical realization is obvious in his facial expression. He’s looking at things in a new light.
And Calvin is my hero.
Lol. Calvin’s dad and his building character theory.
Excellent point, Calvin.
Thatta boy, Calvin, don’t grow up
It’s not a tie, it’s a noose.For years I watched my dad come home from work and take off his suit and tie, and I vowed I would never have a job like that. And I never have. I have never had a job where I had to wear a tie.
Considering the appalling behavior of some parents (and coaches on occasion) at Little League, recreational league, or even tee ball games, I’m not sure sportsmanship and other character-building ideals are consistently achievable any more…
I forget where I read it, and it’s been about 10 years ago, but I read that girls who play in team sports have a MUCH less chance of getting ‘mammary’ cancer..PLUS: one out of every 10 mammary cancer victims/patients are males
Finally someone see’s my point! Thank you thank god i’m not a adult yet!
Ah! Proof that wisdom comes in small packages!
Go Calvin!! (I hate sports. Hated them in school. Hate them more now since I’m supposed to give a rat’s posterior about some over-paid, drug addicted street thug who can convey a ball from one place to another better than the other guy….)
Well, I’m an adult and I’m perfectly fine having fun by myself. Society would rather I go watch sports, get drunk and get in fights, apparently… no thanks.
Dad, not true. I just spent 45 minutes this morning flying a kite.
I too grew up as an only child and love my alone time. I have no problems socializing, but I relish the quiet and free time with my thoughts and the time to do what I wish.
For once and for all: Sports DO NOT teach sportsmanship or team spirit. Once upon a time in Andy Hardy-land, maybe. Today sports, or more correctly the adults associated with them, teach ruthless competitiveness, even among teammates, as a way of life and the path to success; and can turn children into empathy-less narcissists. PARENTS raise children, like it or not, and they should stop looking for free passes. Done now.
Can’t argue that, Calvin.
Goin “Pro” costs what, $10 per year? Talk about a cheapskate, and bytching about it, to boot!!!
Really hard to refute much of Calvin’s argument, although you CAN have fun by yourself as an adult…after you retire, if life hasn’t beaten you into a quivering mass of gooseflesh by then.
Can you even play one inning of baseball during recess?
Your Dad has a point plus you get o spend more time with Moe.
So install AdBlock. Your life will become very free.
That is a REALLY good point!
Hmmm, the need to interact and cooperate with others isn’t confined to sports. Calvin isn’t an introvert so much as a narcissist who wants the world to be about him and only him.
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