Sunday, August 30, 2015

Agnostic daddy throws up a prayer

The regular after-school program for my daughter has been over-subscribed, and I have scrambled to find relief. Finally, today is the day the Little Girl enters a new program in our South Jersey town.

Agnostic daddy throws up a prayer

0 comments

The regular after-school program for my daughter has been over-subscribed, and I have scrambled to find relief. Finally, today is the day the Little Girl enters a new program in our South Jersey town.

As I write this, I am holding my breath, awaiting her verdict later this afternoon when I pick her up.

I’m not a praying man, but if I were, I’d ask the gods to help me out on this one. Please let the kid be happy, unsullied, unbullied, and ready to go back tomorrow.

Sometimes, the everyday-ness of parenting surprises you. Nothing is ever quite finished or settled. It just goes on.

But if this program is a good fit, I can call it a win and feel like something got accomplished.

All prayers are welcome.

 

Inquirer Columnist
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
A New York City native, Lubrano has written for newspapers since 1980. He's the author of a book, "Limbo: Blue-collar roots, white-collar dreams," and was a commentator for National Public Radio for 16 years. His work has appeared in various national magazines and anthologies. He lives with his daughter in South Jersey, and has worked for the Inquirer since 1995. Reach Alfred at alubrano@phillynews.com.

Alfred Lubrano Inquirer Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter