"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"

Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette

Friday, May 22, 2015

Joel Crank Gets His Trash Back

Do you have a kid who won't clean up after himself?  Lisa and I do too.  Here's what we did.  Every time our 17 year-old son left trash on the counter in the kitchen, we collected it quietly and put it in garbage bags in the garage.  We did this over about 6 months.  This morning, while his car was parked in the school parking lot, we gave him his trash back - emptying four large trash bags full of trash back into his car:


We also left him a note:


 and took this nice selfie:


One of his friends was kind enough to video his reaction at lunchtime.  Enjoy.  No charge for the parenting tip.



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