Just say no

The kids and I picked up some Ben and Jerry’s tonight. I got Cherry Garcia. Anna didn’t understand the play on words so I had to explain to her who Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead were, which in turn led to a brief overview of jam bands and why a couple of ice cream-making hippies from Vermont would be into jam bands which led to an even larger discussion of old jam band-loving hippie culture. And you know where THAT leads, obviously. A “Just say NO” message from parent to child that I hope to GOD is heeded.

I mean, if she wants to smoke weed like crazy, I’m not gonna stop her. But I will NEVER allow her to listen to jam bands while she lives under my roof.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the national baseball writer for NBCSports.com. He writes about things other than sports at Craigcalcaterra.com. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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