Random Stuff and an April Fool’s Explanation

First and foremost the blog I posted on Monday, April 1 was an Aril Fool’s Joke. We are having a boy, it (he) was a boy on the first ultrasound and it (he) is a boy today. I appreciate all the feedback and congratulations but it’s baby boy blue for us. I once heard someone say “having a daughter is God’s curse to a man for being a man”. I will probably never know if that’s true…we’re having a boy and I’m confident number 2 will be as much fun as number 1. I’m excited!

I was touched this week by the support I received from our community by being elected to the Clinton School Board. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve and I hope to represent our community in a fair and unbiased manner. I am supportive of the schools mission of “becoming a World Class School District” and I hope to be a positive contributor to the journey. My sole purpose for running was to continue to contribute to the community. I am a strong advocate for community service and I want to help make Clinton, and our schools, a better place for both of my children, the one here and the one on the way, and for you and your children or grandchildren.

Here’s a random thought because I just don’t get it. There are some things I just can’t understand regardless of how hard I try. Like brand new jeans with holes in them. Why would you buy jeans with holes, why would you want jeans with holes and why would you pay a premium for jeans that are damaged? My son, who’s 4 by the way, wore a hole in the knee of one of his pairs of jeans a couple of weeks ago. On a Saturday morning not long after we had planned to do some heavy-duty playing in the yard and I layed the damaged jeans out for him to put on. He had a fit! I explained to him that it was OK, we were just going to be playing in the yard and these are now his “old” jeans that we don’t have to worry about getting stained or damaged. He wasn’t buying it but eventually gave in and wore the “holy” jeans. He’s 4 and he knew better…

Here’s another even more random thought. America is a great place and anyone can make a million, that’s not random, that’s a conviction but have you ever watched the show Duck Dynasty. If you’ve ever watched Duck Dynasty my point is proven. The show is centered around a family who made their fortune building and selling duck calls. I’m a duck hunter and I’ve paid more for duck calls then I’m willing to admit in public, maybe paying more than a hundred dollars for a duck call isn’t much different then buying jeans with holes but that’s a debate for another day….back to the show. The show is unscripted and follows the day-to-day activities of a family from Louisiana. All of the male characters on the show past puberty have long beards and bushy hair and you might run from them if you came across them in a dark alley although they appear to be good, Christian people.

Between the horseplay, juvenile pranks and constant bickering I don’t see how they get anything productive done. I recently heard that each of the characters on the show has asked for $200,000 per episode to renew next season – it just goes to show you that “only in America” can someone neglect a razor, exchange endless insults with a sibling and wear the same camo shirt every day yet still amass millions!

I told you, random stuff…

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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