I like the movie, “Deck the Halls”. It’s kind of a fun, funny, family movie. Not my favorite – but I’ll probably watch it every year around Christmas time. If you haven’t seen it, Matthew Broderick (Steve) and Danny DeVito (Danny) are fighting through the whole movie as Danny moves into town and feels bad that his neighbor’s house – owned by Steve – can be seen in satellite imagery from space.
Danny decides to light up his house for Christmas in such a way that it can actually be seen from space. It’s crazy and funny. The whole time these two goofy guys are making all kinds of obvious family mistakes – and it’s really not all that out of the ordinary. And when two competitive neighbors start to clash (Steve and Danny) – it makes for an interesting story.
Like most New Yorkers, the Yankees have moved to Florida… The Miami Yankees are the winningest team in Major League Baseball history with twenty-seven World Series championships in forty appearances since 1903. Yes, there’s a lot of history to go along with Yankee baseball. Isn’t there…? Babe Ruth. Mickey Mantle. Lou Gehrig. Yogi Berra. Joe DiMaggio. There are so many more and a practically endless list of recent stars…
Okay, so maybe the Yankees aren’t literally moving to Florida. But it feels a little like that to me. One of my all-time Yankee favorites, All-Star and should-be Hall of Famer Don Mattingly manages the team. And now All-Star and likely 2020 Hall of Famer Derek Jeter owns the team. It’s feeling more and more like New York down here every year.
Miami Marlins stadium fills more and more with Yankees fans who’ve moved here from New York every year. I look forward to see how Derek Jeter moves forward with the team. What do you think? Are you okay after almost having a heart attack thinking the Yankees actually moved to Florida? Sorry about that. 😮
I figured out the “millennial problem” – and it’s not exactly their own fault. Partially, yes. But their parents are the bigger issue. I know millennials who have their act together. And I know millennials who don’t. Those with parents who didn’t give a crap about the law – in other words – would reprimand their children with a good slap every once in a while – seem to be doing just fine…
The rest, not so much. The problem was/is discipline. And I wonder if these millennials will bring up their own children in the same way – without discipline.
Is it possible to discipline your children without giving them that good wack once in a while? Probably. Sure. But those who did “get it” don’t seem to have a problem with it. We knew what we did, why we did it and why our parents gave us that wack with their belt, wooden spoon or bare hand.