A week or so ago “T” came home from school and announced that he had joined a new club. He was super excited about it, and was talking a mile a minute. I asked him what the name of the club was…he said, “The Young Hero’s Club”. “Okay, sure, what do you do in this club?” “On Saturday’s we play games together.” “Really, because the name sounds like you would have to do something, like maybe community service?” He scrunched up his face and said, “NO! We get to play games, we don’t have to do work.” Arguing with him could be an Olympic Sport, so I left it at that, and didn’t bring it up again until I got a phone call. Some kid called about the Young Hero’s Program, to give me more information. First off the kid sounded like Keanu Reeves from Point Break, or maybe Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, yea, he was that smart! Of course I started asking a million questions, to which he would respond, “oh, uh, I don’t really know, like, you should really call someone else to ask like questions and stuff.” YOU called ME to give me information what the hell? The whole time you could tell he was trying to get me off of the phone, but hey, I had questions. Like, what exactly is this program? His answer, “well, we like go out on 3 Saturday’s a month from like 9am -4pm and do stuff around the community.” Wow, that really narrows it down…stuff. Alright, is there supervision for the kids who are doing stuff? “Ah, yea there’s like 15 of us, we’re all about 17 thru 24 years old.” Me: “And who supervises you guys?” Seriously! 17-24, I can see it now, a bunch of older teenagers sitting around bossing around a bunch of kids for 7 hours! Don’t we have convicted felons and celebrities that have been convicted of DWI for community service? I don’t even work 7 hours a day!
“T” was really mad when I told him it was all about Community Service! I don’t know if he was mad that there weren’t games to play or the fact that I was right! When my husband heard us talking he yelled, “Community service? If you want to do something for the community, go out back and do some yard work.” “T” doesn’t do any work unless he negotiates a price before hand. Needless to say, he won’t be joining this club. I really don’t think I need to drop off my 11 year old somewhere in town with teenagers who will be in charge of him for 7 hours! I think I can find something else he could do for the Community!