I have received many requests over the last few days about information regarding charities that are providing assistance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. While there are many worthy outlets, I have set up a donation page with Texas Children’s Hospital to help the families with extremely sick children whose homes have been severely damaged by the storm. 100% of the donations go directly to the families (full disclosure: my wife is the Director of the Palliative Care team at the hospital). LINK.
Sebastian is my nine-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.
I came home from a ride the other day, ready to watch the big game. I went to the living room to find the boys watching some pre-teen drivel, so I retreated to my bedroom. I turned on the set to find that one of the boys had activated the Closed Caption feature the last time they were in there watching T.V. (we have far too many screens already in the house, why they feel the need to also use our room is beside me).
After a good ten minutes trying to turn the damned Closed Captions off, I blew a gasket….
Me: “Who was in here watching T.V.?!?!”
Sebastian came running upstairs, already with some terror in his eyes (which I found very satisfying, I have to say).
Seba: “I was, sorry.”
Me: “Why do you insist to turn on the Closed Captions? They drive me nuts! If you are going to watch T.V. in here, you are forbidden from using the Closed Captions! I can never remember how to turn them off! I have already spent ten minutes trying to figure it out! Turn them off, right away!!!”
Without hesitation, Sebastian, with tears welling in his eyes from my onslaught (again, I was rather glad about that), took the remote control and as he pushed a button he said:
“Turn off Closed Captions.”
The closed captioning disappeared, he sheepishly handed me the remote, very apologetically, and left the room.