Sundays Are for Sebastian Revisited (#62 & 63)

Greetings from the lovely town of Évora in the Alentejo region of Portugal. I just arrived this morning after a lovely overnight plane ride from Newark, New Jersey. It is just now 10:00 in the morning and my room is not yet ready, of course. So I am lounging by the beautiful pool trying to catch up on a few articles. As I normally do when I am on the road, I revisit some of my favorite Sundays Are For Sebastian. Today, I am republishing two, centered on a common theme, both occurring a few years ago when Sebastian was five (he is now eight).


Sebastian has a science project: he has to make a diorama. He has decided that the Cheetah will be the subject of his project.

My wife: “So what are you supposed to put in the diorama.”

Sebastian: “We need to have them doing something that they like to do.”

My wife: “OK, that sounds great! So what do Cheetahs like to do?”

Seba: “Make cubs.”



We were in the car the other day when Sebastian said:

“Daddy, when are we going to get home? I need to do my diarrhea.”

Me: “WHAT? Are you sure?”

Panic mode set in. I started thinking of the nearest place I could pull over and get him to a bathroom–we were still a good 15 minutes from home.

Sebastian: “Yeah, it’s due on Monday and I have not done ANYTHING yet.”


Me: “You mean your diorama?”

Sebastian: “Yes! That’s what I said!”


About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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12 Responses to Sundays Are for Sebastian Revisited (#62 & 63)

  1. Lisa Rosenberg Howard says:

    Wanted to let you know when I open your blog on my phone (happened twice and did not happen with any other email), I got a warning notice that my phone was infected with 6 viruses and if I didn’t click that warning message, my phone would lose all contacts, sim card would destroyed, etc.


  2. Sean Munger says:

    #INeedToDoMyDiarrhea should be a hashtag on Twitter.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I am envious you are in the Alentejo Region. My Favorite Wine Cartuxa is from there. Salud!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mistermuse says:

    Diarrhea or diorama –anything can happen when you’re constantly ‘on the go.’ 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Although I haven’t any children, I have suffered the “I have to go!” panic attack when youngin’s were in tow — and diarrhea wasn’t in the cards. Oh, the horror!

    Liked by 1 person

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