— Far too many parents have a too casual relationship with their kids!
— But children need support from parents willing to sacrifice everything, and do things properly!
— Like today! My three-year-old wanted to play hide-and-seek…
— He’ll never find me here!
— Right, I loove your ironic tone, boys!
— Ooooh! It’s so important that we understand one another …
— Jeeez, Kjell! That was soooo grown-up!
— Ha ha! You’re right on the button there!
— Hi, neighbor! I hear your kids are going to start marching band! Great! I’m, in fact, the conductor!
— You are, huh?! But…unfortunately, they’re not very interested! They prefer pop and rock…
— My time as an officer in the military taught me a few tricks! I’ll get them to go! With discipline and carrots…
— CAKE! I want cake if I have to go to band practice, I told you!
— Yes…of course, my dear…!
— We’re in for a Nintendo DS each!
HAN OLA OG HAN PER
— There’s someone that phoned today asked if we could split posts tomorrow over by the Non-partisan Highway.
— Sure we can do that I reckon.
— Sink your axe in it now Per.
— Here she goes!
— I get so mad at you Ola. You’re always at some kind of foolery. You made me spoil my axe.
This article originally appeared in the June 26, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.