St. Mary's County Times October 12, 2017 - Page 28

28 Contributing Writers The County Times Thursday, October 12, 2017 A Cure for What Ales* You I had one of those great parenting mo- ments this week when I got some proof that one of the boys—Baby Ben, in this case—has absorbed an important life les- son I’ve taught all of them over the years. You always hope that the important things you teach your children, whether directly or by modeling some behavior time and time again, will stick, but sometimes it can be hard to know for sure. On Friday, though, during a long drive, it happened: confirmation, clear and absolute, that Ben has been listening even when it didn’t seem like it. My proof came during a long, meander- ing conversation Ben and I had while I was driving to Pittsburgh for the weekend to meet up with him and the Pennsylva- nia Joyces for a family reunion. During the 5-hour drive throug  Ñ¡”µ½Õ¹Ñ…¥¹Ì°$)…±±•¡¥´Ñ¼¡•±ÀÁ…Í́ѡ”Ñ¥µ”¸!”…¸)‰”Ñ½Õ Ñ¼É•… ¥¸•¹•É…°°‰ÕЁ¡—Šé•Ì´)Á•¥…±±ä•±ÕͥٔÉ¥¡Ð¹½Ü¸!—Šé™…ÍЁ…À´)Áɽ…¡¥¹œµ¥µÑ•ÉµÌ°Ý¥Ñ ¥Ñ́‘•…‘±¥¹•Ì)™½ÈÁ…Á•É́…¹ÍÑՑ她œ™½È•á…µÌ¸!—ŠeÌ)…±Í¼ÍÑ¥±°Ý½É­¥¹œ±½¹œ¡½ÕÉ́…‘‘她œ…Ð)A¥­•Ý½½°„½±˜½ÕÉ͔¹•…ȁ]YT°ÑÉä´)¥¹œÑ¼•…ɸ…́µÕ …́¡”…¸Ý¡¥±”Ñ¡”)չ͕…ͽ¹…‰±äÝ…É´Ý•…Ñ¡•È¡½±‘́½Õи)!—Šé…±Í¼€¡ÁɕÍÕµ…‰±ä¤ÍÑ¥±°•¹©½å¥¹œÑ¡”)ÑåÁ¥…°Í½¥…°±¥™”½˜…¹ä€Èȵ啅ȵ½±°Í¼)ݔ‘½»ŠeЁх±¬…́½™Ñ•¸…́$µ¥¡Ð±¥­”°Ñ¡•Í”)‘…å̸($)]—Še‰••¸½¸Ñ¡”Á¡½¹”™½È)ѕ¸°µ…剔™¥™Ñ••¸µ¥¹Õѕ́ݡ•¸$¡•…ɐ)Ñ¡”Í½Õ¹½˜­¹½­¥¹œ…Ё¡¥Ì‘½½È¥¸Ñ¡”)‰…­É½Õ¹½˜½Õȁ…±°¸!”…Í­•µ”Ñ¼)¡…¹œ½¸°…¹…́$Ý…¥Ñ•°$½Õ±¡•…ȁѡ”)µÕ™™±•Í½Õ¹½˜ÑݼÙ½¥•Ì°…¹Ñ¡•¸Ñ¡”)ͽչ½˜ •¸…É••¥¹œÑ¼Í½µ•Ñ¡¥¹œ¸+ŠqQ¡¥Ì¥Ì½¥¹œÑ¼Ñ…­”…‰½ÕЁÑݼÑ¼Ñ¡É•”)µ¥¹Õѕ̳Št¡”Í…¥¥¹Ñ¼Ñ¡”Á¡½¹”°ÁÕÑÑ¥¹œ)¥Ð‰…¬‘½Ý¸‰•™½É”'Še¡…„¡…¹”Ñ¼)ɕÍÁ½¹¸$¡•…ɐÑ¡”É•…­¥¹œ½˜¡¥Ì‘½½È)½Á•¹¥¹œ°Ñ¡•¸Í¡ÕÑÑ¥¹œ°…¹$Í•Ñѱ•¥¸™½È)Ñ¡”Ý…¥Ð¸$…µÕ͕µå͕±˜‰äÝ…э¡¥¹œÑ¡”)͕½¹µ½Õ¹Ñ•È½¸µäÁ¡½¹”°Ý½¹‘•É¥¹œ)¡½Ü…ÕɅє¡¥ÌÑ¥µ”•ÍÑ¥µ…Ñ”Ý½Õ±‰”¸)́¥ÐÑÕɹ•½Õа¡”Ý…́ɕµ…É­…‰±ä)…ÕɅє聅™Ñ•È€Èµ¥¹Õѕ́…¹€Ìԁ͕½¹‘Ì)Á…Í͕¡”É•ÑÕɹ•Ñ¼Ñ¡”…±°°…Á½±½¥é¥¹œ)™½ÈÑ¡”¥¹Ñ•ÉÉÕÁÑ¥½¸¸+ŠqÕÑ䁍…±±•³Št¡”Í…¥¡••É™Õ±±ä¸+Šq]¡…Ё­¥¹½˜‘ÕÑäÿŠt$…Í­•¸+Šq'Še´Ñ¡”¡¥ÕÀÕ䳊t¡”É•ÍÁ½¹‘•)ÁɽՑ±ä¸)!”Ý•¹Ð½¸Ñ¼Ñ•±°µ”Ñ¡…Ё•Ù•Éå½¹”…Ð)͍¡½½³ŠQ¹½Ð©ÕÍЁ¡¥Ì±½¹œµÑ¥µ”™É¥•¹‘́…¹)¡½Õ͕µ…Ñ•Ì°‰ÕЁ¹•Ü…ÅՅ¥¹Ñ…¹•Ì…¹)•Ù•¸½µÁ±•Ñ”ÍÑɅ¹•ÉϊQ­¹•ÜÑ¡…Ё …‰ä(©Q¡…ӊ鄁‰••È©½­”) •¸¡…„™½½±Áɽ½˜Õɔ™½ÈÑ¡”¡¥ÕÁ̸)Q¡”¥¹Ñ•ÉÉÕÁÑ¥½¸Ñ¼½Õȁ…±°°¡”•à´)Á±…¥¹•°…µ”™É½´„¡½Õ͕µ…Ñ”Ý¡¼…°´)݅ǻ½Ð…¸¥¹ÑɅÑ…‰±”…Í”½˜Ñ¡”¡¥ÕÁÌ)…™Ñ•È½¹”‰••È¸ÁÁ…É•¹Ñ±äÑݼ‰••ÉϊQ½È)•Ù•¸µ½É”°…±Ñ¡½Õ  •¸‘¥‘»ŠeЁÍÁ•¥™ä)¡½Üµ…¹äÝ”µ¥¡Ð‰”Ñ…±­¥¹œ…‰½ÕӊP)‘¥‘»ŠeЁ…Õ͔Ñ¡”¡¥ÕÁ́ѼÉ•ÑÕɸ¸=¹”)‰••È°¡¥ÕÁÌ°Õɔ°µ½É”‰••È°¹¼µ½É”)¡¥ÕÁϊ™Ñ¡…ÓŠéѡ”Ý…ä …‰ä •¸ÍÕ´´)µ…ɥ镐Ñ¡”Í¥ÑՅѥ½¸Ý¥Ñ ¡¥Ì¡½Õ͕µ…Ñ”¸+Šq äÑ¡”Ý…䳊t¡”Í…¥°¥¹Ñ•ÉÉÕÁÑ¥¹œ)¡¥Ì½Ý¸ÍѽÉäÝ¥Ñ ¡ÕÉÉ¥•…ÍÍÕɅ¹•Ì°+ŠqٕÉå½¹”­¹½Ý́ѡ…Ёѡ”Õɔ¥Ìå½ÕÈ)¥¹Ù•¹Ñ¥½¸‡Št)$Õ•Í́¡”Ñ¡½Õ¡Ð$Ý…́½¥¹œÑ¼½‰©•Ð)Ñ¡…Ё¡”Ý…́х­¥¹œÉ•‘¥ÐÑ¡…Ё‰•±½¹•Ñ¼)µ”°‰•…Õ͔¡”½¹Ñ¥¹Õ•Ý¥Ñ Ñ¡”…ÍÍÕÈ´)…¹•Ì¸ƒŠq$…±Ý…ǻѕ±°Ñ¡•´Ñ¡…Ё¥ÓŠéѡ…¹­Ì)Ѽ5¥è)½å”Ñ¡…Ёѡ•¥È¡¥ÕÁ́…É”½¹”»Št)́™…ȁ‰…¬…́$…¸É•…±°°'Šeٔ¡…Ñ¡¥Ì)Õɔ™½ÈÑ¡”¡¥ÕÁÌ聥Ё¥¹Ù½±Ù•Ì„½±)‰•Ù•É…”€¡•Ù•¸‰••È¤°‰É•…Ñ µ¡½±‘¥¹œ°…¹)ͱ½Ü°‘••À‰É•…Ñ¡¥¹œ¸]¡•¸$…Í­• •¸¥˜)¡”Ñ¡½Õ¡Ð$Í¡½Õ±Í¡…É”Ñ¡”…ÑՅ°Áɼ´)•Í́¥¸µä½±Õµ¸°¡”Í••µ•Ñ¼Ñ¡¥¹¬)…‰½ÕЁ¥Ð™½È„µ¥¹Õє°…¹Ñ¡•¸Í…¥°ƒŠq ÕЁ¥˜)å½Ô‘¼°å½×Še±°¡…Ù”Ñ¼­¥±°Ñ¡•´¸)$‘½»ŠeЁѡ¥¹¬¥ÓŠéѡ…ЁѽÀµÍ•É•Ð°•Ì´)Á•¥…±±ä¹½Ð¥˜¥ÓŠéµ…‘”¥Ñ́݅äÑ¡É½Õ )1TM!=QL(ÈÀ¸ÀÀ) !I1=QQ!10)I%d°= Q= H€ÈÜ°€ÈÀÄÜ(ÄÀ4ƒŠL€ÄA4)1=9IQ=]8)I%d°= Q= H€ÈÜ°€ÈÀÄÜ(ȁA4ƒŠL€ÐA4(Äà€˜=1H=91d)ÝÝܹµ­…åÍÍÕÁ•Éµ…É­•Ñ̹½´)5…É居¹…¹¥¹Ñ¼]•ÍЁY¥É¥¹¥„°¥ÉÔ´)±…Ñ¥¹œÑ¡É½Õ Í¡…É•¡½ÕÍ¥¹œ…¹Á…È´)Ñ¥•Ì…¹•Ù•¸±…ÍÍɽ½µÌ€¡¡”½¹”Õɕ„)ѕ…¡•ËŠé¡¥ÕÁÌ°Í¼Ñ¡”ÍѽÉ䁝½•Ì¤¸)!½Ý•Ù•È°'Še´½¥¹œÑ¼­••À¥ÐÑ¼Ñ¡”)™…µ¥±ä°©ÕÍЁ™½È¹½Ü¸™Ñ•È…±°°Ñ¡”Á½¥¹Ð)¥Í»ŠeЁѡ…Ё$¡…Ù”„Õɔ™½ÈÑ¡”¡¥ÕÁ̸%ӊeÌ)Ñ¡…Ёͽµ•Ñ¡¥¹œ$Ñ…՝¡Ð½¹”½˜Ñ¡”‰½åÌ)µ…‘”¥Ð¥¹Ñ¼¡¥Ì‰É…¥¸…¹ÍÑՍ¬Ñ¡•É—ŠP)…¹å•…É́™É½´¹½Ü°$¥µ…¥¹”°½¸…¹½Ñ¡•È)½±±•”…µÁṌͽµ•Ý¡•É”°„ …‰ä ½ˆ´)‰ä½È„ …‰ä •ÑÍ䰁½¹”½˜µä…̵å•Ðµ©ÕÍд)„µ±•…´µ¥¸µÑ¡”µ•å”µÉ…¹‘¡¥±‘É•¸°Ý¥±°)¡•…ȁ„­¹½¬…Ёѡ”‘½½È…¹‰”…±±•Ñ¼)‘ÕÑ丁MÕɔ聥Ёݽ»ŠeЁ•±¥µ¥¹…Ñ”Ñ¡”Áɽ‰±•´)½˜Á•½Á±”Ý¡¼‘É¥Ù”Ñ½¼Í±½Ý±ä¥¸Ñ¡”±•™Ð)±…¹”°…¹¥ÓŠé¹½Ð…¸¥¹Ù•¹Ñ¥½¸Ñ¡…Ё•É…‘¤´)…ѕ́ѡ”¥Ñ å½×Šeɔ±•™ÐÝ¥Ñ Ý¡•¸„µ½Ì´)ÅեѼ‰¥Ñ•Ì°‰ÕЁ¥ÓŠé½Õȁѡ¥¹œ°Ý¡…Ёݔ)½ä´)•Ì…É”­¹½Ý¸™½È¸¹…́±¥Ñѱ”„Ñ¡¥¹œ…Ì)¥Ð¥Ì°¥ÐÑ•±±Ìµ”Ñ¡…Ёѡ”‰½ǻݥ±°…ÉÉ䁵”)™½É݅ɐ¥¹Ñ¼Ñ¡”™ÕÑÕɔ°¥¸Ý…ǻ‰¥œ…¹)͵…±³Š™…¹Ñ¡…ӊ鹽Ё„±¥Ñѱ”Ñ¡¥¹œ…Ё…±°¸)$±½Ù”¡•…É¥¹œ™É½´å½Ô쁙••°™É•”Ñ¼½¸´)хÐµ”…Ёѡ•Ý½É‘Ñ•¡µ¹µ•Ñɽ…Íи)¹•Ð¥˜å½Ô¡…Ù”½µµ•¹Ñ́½ÈÅՕÍÑ¥½¹Ì)…‰½ÕЁѡ”½±Õµ¸¸