Minus the Bear
November 12, 2012
I'm writing this from the balcony of the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. My teenager had plans to join a friend to see Minus the Bear. Her friend got sick, so here I am trying to multitask and make sure she doesn't crowd surf too much, all at the same time. I can see her jamming in the front of the crowd; this kid loves to rock. I made my way to her spot during a band change. She handed me a shirt she purchased and asked if I'd hold it for her. "And this too," she said, handing me her Elvis themed wallet, a souvenir I brought her back from a business trip to Nashville when she was in middle school. The innocence of this wallet combined with the indie rock crowd she's in is almost too much for this mom.
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Consoling a friend
Sending a birthday card
Peering into a deli counter
Ordering a coffee
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and experts predict that a record number of families will be hitting the road.
Here are some tips to keep you safe on the road and your home safe while you're gone:
Stay off Facebook and Twitter – Don't post your status that you're going out of town or that you're visiting relatives. This is an open invitation to would-be thieves.
Get a check-up for your car – This includes brakes, tire pressure, windshield wiper blades and oil.
Plan for emergencies – Get a copy of any prescription from your doctor and pediatrician to keep with you. If someone in your family has allergies get a second Epi-Pen. Pack an emergency First-Aid kit for the car.
Additionally, keep some supplies if you get stranded such as blankets, water bottles, extra batteries and a flashlight.
Secure your home – Be sure one trusted neighbor has the code to your alarm system in case they need to get in. Ask them to keep any eye out for any strange cars passing by. It's also a good idea to ask your neighbor to collect your mail and newspapers while you're away. Leave a couple lights on while you are away. In the chance of a snowstorm, make sure you have someone readily available to plow your driveway. By doing this, burglars will think the house is occupied. Shut off the water to your washing machine and make sure no appliances are left on.
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