Friday, July 18, 2008

The Wisdom of Riley

We were at Rooster's Restaurant last night after I took the girls to get their hair cut. Riley had spent some time counting the 19 plus TV's in the place. At one point she stopped and looked thoughtful for a moment.

"This looks like a beer bar," she said.

"Yeah, I guess so," I replied.

"Why are all these men are here watching TV and drinking beer when they could be at home having fun, you know, talking?"

"That's a question for the ages, my dear," I replied.


  1. Hee, "beer bar." I love the adjective added for clarity!!

    Has she noticed that EVERYPLACE has 19 televisions, including Applebee's and Wallie-World?

    I wonder when she'll realize that drinking at HOME is cheaper than at the pub?? TV's are getting a lot cheaper-- I'm sure you could pick up a dozen or so more, put 2 in every room and tune 'em all to different channels...

  2. Which will be more difficult, trying to explain men or having the sex talk?

  3. I don't know, I'm with the guys on this one for the social interaction and visual stimulation of a beer bar, I can sit and home and drink and watch TV any time. Guess a lot of that depends on who's back at home, too. haha!

  4. But they are only gone for twenty minutes, right?

  5. Cap'n: Riley's nothing if not specific.

    SD: The sex talk. But my work has prepared me difficult conversations. You just have to hold on to your guts and know that this soon shall pass.

    Genn: Good point! I'll make sure I advise her to choose her friends/spouse wisely.

    Gifted Typist: I've struggled with whether this is wisdom or not. It just sounded like a conversation that I would have had with a much older person. I guess that counts.

    GKL: From your lips to God's ears.

  6. I pray someday I have a daughter and that she's at least a little like Riley.