Since the inception of TRS in 2000, I have written about life "on the road". By plane, train, or automobile, I tell the story of trips; but the real story in each one is about the journey, not the destination. On March 15th, 2008, Daddy's Little Speed Bump was born. 21 months later, Speed Bump Number Two arrived. I thought it fitting to create a place, with a Road Scholars theme, to share this new journey.

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Twenty Fifty One Hundred

Miss K was supposed to clean the play room tonight. She did not. I told her mommy would be mad. When she got out of bed a few minutes ago to tell me she isn't tired, I told her to go clean the play room. "In the middle of the night?” she exclaimed. “I've never done THAT before."

I didn't think it would work, but a few minutes later she came back into the office (where I'm putting the finishing touches on the digital copy of my new book, Not Quite There) and said, "daddy, I think I will go clean up the play room just a little bit so it’s not so hard tomorrow.” I told her that was a good idea.

Five minutes later she was back. Here’s the transcript:

K: I cleaned up just a little bit (holding thumb and index fingers close together) so it will be not so hard tomorrow.

D: OK, good thinking.

K: I only did the left side, so I think it will take probably 50 hours tomorrow.

D: 50 hours?

K: Yes.

D: OK, I will let mommy know.

K: But I think mommy will still be mad because that could be like twenty fifty one hundred hours.

D: OK, I’ll let her know.

Did I mention the paperback of my book is available for immediate purchase? It’s only fifty twenty one hundred dollars.

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