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Episode · 11 months ago

028 - Train Up a Child...

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This week, Andrew reflects on having his first opportunity to serve with Alton during a work day at church. Additionally, we talk The Bad Batch, the Nanny’s “pilot episode theme song,” and Fortnite Season 6. 

Well, Hello and welcome to the dad do Lorian podcast. We are on episode twenty eight. Twenty eight. Are we on twenty eight episodes already? Yeah, we're on a twenty eight episodes. What, look at us here? Oh Yeah, hope you guys are having a great week so far. It's early in the week, obviously, because it's only going to be today when this is coming out, but we are. You just having a good week? Had A good weekend? How about you? Did you have a good weekend? This weekend was very interesting for me because it was one of those moments in a parents life where you kind of start to realize exactly how much your kids really kind of take from you and how much they appreciate being involved in the things you're involved with. It was a one of those situations where this weekend our church was having a work day where you come out do stuff around via property, because it hadn't been done in a while. I mean, let's be honest, like covid kind of made it so that a lot of people weren't going to show up for a lot of things outside of their homes. You know, for a lot of churches, I mean across the nation, it's been kind of the situation is everybody's moved to online worship and a lot of people are kind of in a point where they're maybe okay with just staying in that format. And for me personally, I've always been more of a I have to be there in person, and I mean throughout this whole process I've actually been involved in the live streaming and so I've been still kind of going into the building, even though it was something where, you know, there wasn't a full crowd there, I was helping out with the tech for stuff, with the different services running the cameras, that sort of thing, and so for me, like, I very much need in person contact. For me, it was a very different experience. So the thing that was interesting, though it was going into this, like I'd said that I was going to go to the workday on Saturday and my four year old son, Alton, goes, well, can I come to now? As a parent, you kind of sit there and you go how much is a four year old really going to do? Like, you know, you get them up early, you go to this thing and they have to, you know, pull weeds or you know that sort of thing. Like I didn't know how this was going to go. I don't remember doing anything like that when I was four years old and so I think to a certain extent I'm sitting here going I would probably have been totally use listed four years old. Why would he even want to do this kind of thing? But I decided here, you know, after talking with Amanda, were like, you know what, he needs to see him people working together to kind of serve out there and doing something that's not really you know, it's not like we're getting paid to help do anything at the church that sort of thing. It's volunteer time really, is what it boils down to, and so getting to do something to help out without, you know, getting any necessary reward out of the deal. And it was a very eye opening experience for me, especially because I didn't realize how good of a helper he was really going to be. And one of the things that, like Amanda and I always are praying about is that as the boys grow up, that they continue have sweet spirits, but that they also want to be servants for others, just to help others out and be willing to help others out. And he we got there an hour late because I am impervious to alarms and I'd set an alarm for like thirty in the morning. Slept straight through it, woke up just before eight. So there was no way I was going to get there by eight because I wasn't up, Alton wasn't up. So we got up, we want got coffee, got there, rolled in just a little bit before nine, got assigned to what we needed to do to help out, and told all and okay, this is what I want you to do, and he's like okay, and so he started picking up branches of stuff that had been trimmed in the planter beds and throwing them into buckets or into trailers, depending on, you know, what he was closest to it that point. And then he would go and he'd find other people and he would help them...

...do the same thing. And for the majority of the three hours that we were there he continued to do that, like just helping others. He there was a break where he went into the truck and waited out some rain and he got super excited because he's like Daddy. I prayed that the rain would go away, and the rain went away and he was right, like the rain had gone away, and so he was super excited about that and like got back out and went back to helping other people get the weeds picked up and thrown into their respective buckets. The crowning moment, I think, of the day was was things were cutting to the point where we were winding down and he had loaded up a trash can that was as tall as he was, you know, one of those Big Bowl, thirty gallon deals. He wound up loading it up with branches and then he and one of his other friends who was there proceeded to drag it, and he was actually doing the majority of the dragging. She was more just watching him and kind of eating on her snack. But he's making it his mission to get this across the parking lot to the trailer that I was standing in at the time, and like just seeing that was just one of those moments where you're like, oh my gosh, I can't believe he's actually doing this. So then we go and we get wrapped up for the day and I tell him, you know, okay, we're going to go and as we're sitting in the car on our way home, I'm like, Buddy, I just got to tell you I'm really proud of you. You did a really good job and you were really big helper today. He said, yeah, Dad, we did a lot of hard work today, pauses kind of thoughtfully for a moment and it goes, I couldn't have done it without you. Yeah, I don't know who was cutting onions in my car at that point, but I'm like yeah, Oh, yeah, yeah, buddy, you know, but you did a really good job and like just kind of making sure to praise him, like I I tried to make it as special for him as possible for the day, because it was one of those things where he was really going outside of what it you know, I really had done with him before and doing what he was asked and whatever anybody asked. Like he was just like I yeah, I'll go do that, I'll go pick up those. You know, he's got his little garden and gloves and he's picking up weeds and tossing him in buckets and, like, you know, it's a little thing, but to see your child serving something outside of themselves where they're not getting anything out of it. At least I didn't promise him anything out of it. I will say you better believe I took him to Wendy's for lunch because he loves Wendy's and we never ever get to get have Wendy's, and I'm like, Nope, this kid is getting Wendy's today because I feel like I need to really provide him just positive experience for the whole thing. And then he proceeded to come home with me and we needed to spread bark Mulch, and so over the course of the day, I picked up a yard, no two and a half yards, of Bark Mulch to spread in our yard and we started spreading it and as I'm starting to spread it, he wanted to come help with that too, and so he brought out one of the rakes that I had and was helping me spread that and comes out to the truck with me as I'm loading it into the thing and he's like I wish you had a shovel the size for me, and I'm like really, Budd well, yeah, we wand up getting him a garden spade. It's a little bigger than he is, but it's small enough that he can handle it pretty easily and he just took to helping me move the Bark mulch out of the truck into the wheelbarrow. Like it. He's basically worked from nine to five for the most part yes her on Saturday and it was incredible to see somebody that little deciding that he wanted to go and help out and just all of the work that he did over the course of the day and when he got to the point where he was getting tired of it, as like buddy, you can go inside, you can relax for a little bit. I'm like, you did a lot more today than I would have even expected and I'm very proud of you for that, and so giving him a lot of praise and words of affirmation just to say, look, I see everything you did today. You've done more than I'd expected from you. So it was it was a really, really wonderful day. It's one of those things, you know, you think about in the book of proverbs where it says trained up a child in the way that they should go and when they were old they...

...shall not depart. It doesn't necessarily mean that their net ver ever going to rebel or kind of have their own opinions, and nor should it, but I think it's really one of those things where I think the core values that you instill in your kids from a very early age or something that they are going to carry with them for their wife and sometimes they will surprise you with what they take away from deciferent situations. So that really, I think, was what it all came down to, is just getting to spend time with my son, getting to do that sort of thing. Austin still not old enough where he would have been any real help there, but I'm looking forward to that point with him as well, when he's able to come and help out. It was just overall, I mean he just blew away my expectations and I love the ability to have those moments with my kid and to really be able to just watch them grow. Oh and just the type of you know, he's still you know he's four years old, but the type of little man that he's becoming in just you know, he's not perfect by any church in the imagination. I don't think any parent would necessarily say their child is perfect, because we all have those moments with our kids where they're going to be exasperating and incorrigible and all of those fun things. But at the end of the day he's a good kid and he did a fantastic job on Saturday. I was really proud of him. The church buildings grounds looked great at the end of the day and it was a large team effort. It wasn't like it was just us, but just getting to see him helping others do that, that was a really big and kind of valuable moment for me as a parent to kind of look at him and say, yeah, he's doing good. Like you have moments where you doubt yourself as a parent or wondering my doing anything right with this kid, but the fact that his favorite part of the day, when we talked at the end of the day about what was your favorite part of the day, was that he got to go and help at church like that was a big deal and I just yeah, I'm still a little emotional about it. So all right, we're going to go ahead and head to our first break. When we come back we are going to go to our streaming discussion and also probably going to be a little video game discussion in there too. But yeah, we will be right back. Stay tuned and we are back. Thanks again so much for tuning in to the dead Delirian podcast. So this week's streaming I'm going to actually include some video gaming because honestly, I hadn't had a whole lot to stream this week because really, well we've had to watch is the bad batch, and that was a great episode just because we got to see a little bit more of the batch going and doing another job, only this time we run across the martest sisters, which, honestly, the marttest sisters storyline during the clone wars season seven really felt like it was kind of a throwaway story and there was nothing really to connect it to anything else. I mean, you got to see a bit of Asoka's development out of the deal, but other than that, like it didn't get a great feel for those characters and as far as what they were doing there, why they needed to be there, other than to show Ahsoka that not everybody viewed the Jedi in the same way that she viewed the Jedi and kind of it really kind of made her realize she didn't need to return to the order. But they are doing a great job of pulling callbacks from different things, bringing different things in, including the martest sisters. And now we find out that they are working for somebody who is a mysterious member of the rebel alliance, it would seem, and they were also after the same Maguffin that the clone troopers were, and so that was really the point of the whole episode, was just kind of them going after a thing and the bad batch realizing that they had the ability to capture this item from the martest sisters, that which was a head from a commander Droid, which there was conveniently only one left. I found that interesting, like...

...they really accounted for every single one of those commander droids. Okay, but they were going to get take it back to sid played by the magnificent ray of Pearlman, as always, like just she played a great job in the episode where they introduced her. She did great this episode two and just really kind of they're basically getting this to have her provide it to some shadowy buyer and the martest sisters are trying to get it for somebody who is a shadowy member of the rebellion. Obviously they're probably not the same person. We don't know who either one of them is at this point, but it was very interesting to see that. And then the sisters mentioning that it's a group of rogue clones that you might want to know. You don't get a good look at whoever it is who is being enshrouded on this Hologram, but you definitely get the sense that there's going to be something important going on there. So that is what happened to this week on the bad batch. Also, we've been going back, Amanda and I have been re watching the nanny, and can I just say for a moment here I really miss the days where the shows that you watched basically had like an entire song that was pretty much just a recap of the pilot episode, like the nanny. That was a very unique experience for me, and I mean it wasn't the only show that had a theme song like that, but I mean it was very much the most like blatantly obvious one. Like she was working in a bridal shop and flashing Queen Still Her boyfriend kicked he out in one of those crushing scenes. What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her fanny like that whole like you're basically telling the entire plot of the pilot so that anybody who has not come into this show before it knows where they started out here and then you know you're picking up from there, where you've got this kind of fish out of water, the nanny who is not really get trained as a nanny, but she winds up being good for the kids and all of that, and so it's been fun to go back and kind of rediscover that and Madalen Zima's character of Gracie. Like I'd forgotten how much time she had spent in therapy and like just kind of the she got a lot of the really great straight man kind of humor lines that were really just fantastic. And the episode where Fran accidentally eats her imaginary friend and come to find out that the reason that she, quote unquote, killed the imaginary friend is because she didn't need her anymore. Like it, and the doctor in that partecure situation was none other than Mrs Petrelli from heroes, which barely recognizable. It was one of those moments where my wife and I are sitting there looking like we know her from something. What do we know her from? And then I pulled out my phone, pull up by MDB and I looked and I was like you're never going to believe this. Yeah, so that was that was a lot of fun, just kind of going back and going to rediscover some of those olds. It comes because really I mean they were. There were a lot of fun back then. Like I don't really watch a ton of sit comes nowadays because I feel like they've gotten very formulaic in that they have what they're going to do and it's not always something that I'm interested in. But it definitely like going back and rewatching some of the classics. I mean it's kind of a comfort thing. It's a lot of fun, you get the good laughs out of it and all of that. So yeah, that was a what was going on there. And then also this week I have been closing out the season for fortnight. So this was the second season that I have done the battle pass on fortnight, and the first season that I did it was specifically because they had the Mandalorian as a achievable character and I really, you know, being the Dad Delurean as all after her, I am there, being the dead Deluian that I am, I really wanted to have that as a skin, and so going through and earning it was possibly the worst grind that I have ever done. Now, granted, I didn't start this until like the last month of the season, and in order to completely unlock everything on that suit of armor, you had to go through all one hundred levels of the battle pass. That is not a...

...short grind by any stretch of the imagination, and I was playing it into the we hours of the morning on more than one occasion. But I did finally grind out all of that, got my complete man into lawry and best car armor, the whole nine yards. So I've got that. This time I was like, you know what, I want to see if it's a little bit more enjoyable, maybe while I am not trying to focus on getting the one thing that I want out of it and just kind of having fun with it. So I want to had I sprung for it and it's been fun. It's one of those things like I realize going into it that I'm probably not the best player at anything, but I feel like I'm really good at this, like in not like I wouldn't say I'm going to go pro or anything like that, but like either the average fortnight player is blindingly mediocre or I'm actually halfway decent at it. I have fewer games than a number of my friends on this but I actually have gotten much higher in terms of the number of top twenty five and top ten finishes this season. I am currently at fourteen victory Royale's. I've am trying to see if I can score one more before the season ends tomorrow because, you know, just fifteen seems like a nice round number to have since I'd only had one in the previous season. So it was but it was one of those things where I didn't expect to be able to get that far, but I've been consistently getting into the top ten, top five for a lot of matches and you know, I know that there's a lot of a younger crowd playing this, but it's very interesting because I try to play usually in the evenings, later in at night, when you're probably not going to have as many of the kids so much as the adults who play, and that way the competition goes up quite a bit. But it was definitely an fun experience for me get to go through and play that and actually like finding something I'm decent and I think part of it is I am not the builder type like you know. You get into the Games and you get those people who like, I'm going to build this seventeen story structure and try to snipe you from the top of it kind of thing, and that's really not the way that I play it. I really do like take a more traditional, hard charging, first person shooter kind of approach to it and in doing so I think it catches some of the players off guard. Also, I to try like to snipe people from a distance. So I've gotten really good with the bows this year or this season, and especially the fire bow has kind of been my got for a lot of stuff, although the explosive blow was becoming a big help to me as well. But the fire bow, what I've figured out is if somebody starts building a big structure and builds it out of wood, you just wait until they're up higher enough that the fall will kill them and then you burn it to the ground, and I've dropped that on more than one person and it's been rather amusing. The explosive bow, I also have figured out that if somebody tries to take the your cover under something, if you can place your shot with the explosive bow just right, you'll hit them and it will blow up in an enclosed area because they've Scho just built a box around themselves to get things to explode into. So it's been very, really kind of fun getting to figure out all of those little strategies INS and outs. It will be interesting to see what the next season does and kind of how that all goes. I'm definitely going to probably be playing little bit during this next season, probably not as hard as this one, but definitely I've been enjoying getting the time in there and actually feeling like I'm competitive at a video game for once in my life, because, I will be honest with you, I go back and I look at it and I think most of the time when I've been quote unquote competitive, it's when I've been playing at against lower competition. I to this day have a great memory of going over to one of my wife's brothers friends houses during Thanksgiving, when Thanksgiving was at their house,...

...and going in there and being like the older Gamer of the group, because they were all, you know, teens at this point, walking in absolutely mopping the floor with everybody there and then walking out after one game, and that was like my thing. But I let that legend live on, even though if I had stayed they probably would have destroyed me eventually, but I was be able to walk in there and kind of weave everybody in all so it was kind of amusing at that point in time. So, but I don't get that feeling a lot. But I've been having a lot of that in fortnight as of late, where I've been able to go and not the floor. I my last game last night I decided I was going to be very up front trying to fight my way through a bunch of stuff, and so I dropped into a busier spot and I think I wound up racking up ten kills in one match. So that was different for me because I don't usually rank a ton of kills because I'm usually dropping further out on the map, picking up my stuff and then kind of picking people off as I go. So it was new. Anyway, we're going to head to our last break and then we'll come back with our pod decks question of the week. Stay two and we're back. All right. So this week's question from our pod decks interview deck for the pod decks question of the week is what is left on your bucket list? Honestly, right now I think the biggest thing on my bucket list is getting to explore the US with my family. That is something that just there's a lot of places that we would like to go see, like to go visit places that we've never been before, or places they least some of us have been before that others have not. I think specifically of yellowstone. My wife has never been to yellowstone. Obviously neither of my boys have never ever been to yellowstone. I've been to yellowstone. I've had the privilege of being there on two separate occasions. I always told the story of the first occasion being when my dad nearly got himself taken hostage during a hostage situation in the S. I actually did find corroborating proof that that actually happened because I was able to find the story about the hostage situation on the Internet. Surprisingly enough, Desaret News, I think is where it was, still had it from their archives from all the way back, and I think it was one thousand nine hundred and eighty six. So it was one of those things that I was like, did that really happen or was imagining it? And I wound up googling hostage situations in the s. It yellow stone and it turned out that there was one where somebody went and took people hostage and yeah, that was what happened there. So that was very interesting one. But then, like the Grand Canyon, you know I part of me really wants to go down route sixty six. I know it's not what it used to be like ever since the interstate highway system came along. You know, I think about that whole montage in cars where they're talking about when, what happened, when that road became not the thing anymore and so like. But it's always been a place that's fascinated me kind of just to be able to go and check all of that out, just going across the country, like even like the trip that we just took going down to California, like stopping it random places like truck stops, like it gave me a certain sense of like life that was very unique from you know, you think about everything that's going on there. You've got truckers moving goods and materials across the country into different places. So that people have the ability to do that. I don't think a lot of people truly understand. You know, stuff that shows up at target does not just show up at target. I mean it has to go through the target warehouse system in order to get to the target wherehouse system and has to take a truck to wherever their distribution center is, from wherever it was manufactured. Like there's so much that goes on and really realizing that truck stops are kind of the hub of all of that. And Yeah, I mean there's always the olders and saviory characters a truck stops. Well, yeah, I understoubtedly so, but at the same time, like these guys are out there just trying to make a living and they're making a living doing something that, you know, I would never want the job of a truck driver because it seems like it would be long hours on the road and, like, I hear that you can make decent money at it,...

...but I don't necessarily think that the time away from the family would be a thing for me and, like I just I don't think it would be a job that I'd be really great at. But at the same time, like I really have an appreciation for the ability that they have and the fact that they are, you know, criss crossing the country getting to go different places, and it's probably not a glamorous life by any stretch of the imagination, but just being able to do that and having the ability to do that and really providing for a lot of what we use as Americans, I think that's a very fascinating place to be, and so like just getting to go out there, there was a certain amount of invigoration that came from getting to travel that I've not had in a while. And I mean even just traveling like by plane, like I get a certain level from there just because we were exploring it different places. But there's something different about when you're actually driving across the country and like I remember driving across the country with my friend Michael when we went to his I think it was his junior year of college and he was taking a car back and just getting to see the different places, getting to see the national parks, going through through yellowstone, going through glacier, going through wind cave national park, seeing Mount Rushmore seeing Niagara Falls for the first time was a mindblowing experience because I don't think I had any real concept of exactly how big those falls were. You know, coming from Oregon, where you see Moltnomah falls and well knowa falls is a really tall and beautiful piece of waterfall, but to see something the size of Niagara Falls, where you've got all of these different wakes coming into confluence together and the giant falls, and then you think about you know, people like Houdini making jumps over the falls and a barrel kind of thing like it just it blows your mind when you're looking at it up close and getting to see, you know, New York City. You know, growing up in Portland, I think that that's a metropolitan area. Going into New York City was a completely different experience for me because it's so much bigger of the city and so getting to see all of that, getting to see kind of the unique things that make America unique, going to places like Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is only about thirty minutes away from where my brother in law and sister in law have gone to take a job, or going to Disney world even like one of the things that I thought about is, you know, having the ability to use a travel trailer in the Disney camp, or Fort Wilderness, I think, is the name of the resort there. It's going to be more expensive than a typical rvy park, but at the same time it's going to be cheaper than going to a hotel and I think that'll be a lot of fun to be able to do that with the boys eventually. So and you know, their states we haven't seen. I mean Tennessee. I think I may have crossed Tennessee briefly, but I've never been to places like Nashville things like that, and so getting the opportunity to be able to do that and to do that with my family and really be able to explore kind of the different books and cranies and, you know, small town America, the Midwest, all of that, getting to go to different places. That is really, I think, the biggest thing on my bucket list right now. So that is our episode for this week. Thanks again so much for tuning in this week. If you want to be able to support the PODCAST, you can do so at buy me a coffeecom slash the Dad Delian and on there. We have options where you can do a onetime donation to help us kind of keep the lights on, or if you want to go ahead and become a member, become a member of our dad delirian covert. There is the option to do that for a price of three dollars a month or thirty dollars a year. If you want to pay for it for the year in advance, you can do that and you will get previews of the next episode the day before they release and we also have our get together of the Dad Dolorrian covert, which correctly consists of an xbox alive party getting together and playing games. I don't know, if it's something where we have people moving in from different platforms that may not have an xbox one, then definitely we will consider something like discord something like that. I've just never really done discord and so that's something that would be new to me and I'd have to figure that out. But yeah, hope you were having a great week. Whatever you guys are doing, I hope you're crushing it and remember parenting is a complicated profession. Stay safe out there, take care of my friends.

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