“Dad, when are you going to come to my school to do science music?” asked my 7-year-old.
“I don’t know, Phil. I would need to get permission to come, and I haven’t been able to get permission yet. Plus I really should focus on the things I’m paid to do, like teaching.”
“How much do you get paid to do science music?”
“But Dad, you love science music!”
“Yeah, but it’s something I just have to fit in when I have time.”
At that, Phil grabbed four quarters from his Easter money and plunked them down on the kitchen counter.
“I’ll pay you, Dad!”
Is there any possible response to that that doesn’t involve a hug?