238. A Workaholic Dad
David must have been the only kid in
that did not like summer vacation. Every year,
the beginning of June through the end of
, school kids were on vacation. Only to David,
vacation meant work, work, and more work! His
was a workaholic. He had two jobs most
the time. He had one job during the
and the other at night, but sometimes he
on weekends, too. The man had more energy
any persons alive. When he wasn't working on
at his third job, he worked at home
that was why David hated summer vacation.
was always building something, or tearing something down.
he wasn't tearing down a wall, or adding
new room to the house, he was putting
a new driveway or garage. It was living
for a 13-year-old kid. While all of David's
were off playing baseball or riding their bicycles,
was usually hauling bricks or mixing cement. That's
he remembers about his childhood.
David always knew
was in trouble whenever he heard "Where's David!"
dad's voice seemed to carry down the street.
phrase could only mean it was time to
to work. Of course David learned throughout the
how to make himself disappear at just the
times, but his dad usually found him anyway. "
dad, I want to go to the park
play with my friends," David would say. "You
waste time with your buddies some other time.
's time to get to work now," his dad
respond. It got so bad that David would
fail classes so he would have to go
summer school. Summer school was for students who
't do well during the regular school year, but
didn't care. It meant less work. It meant