Sunday, April 19, 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

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.

 

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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.

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