Free Activities at Bass for Kids

If you are like us, today is the first full week of having your kids at home. Our children, ages 17, 6 and 3, tend to settle into the summer groove pretty quick, especially the boys who feel waking up before the sun is acceptable. Sure we tell them ‘We don’t live on a farm! Go back to bed!’ But they seem undeterred from sucking the juice out of every precious summer day. Our daughter however is gone for 5 days at a conference so keeping these two howler monkeys in line and entertained falls solely on their parent’s sore and tired shoulders. Because of this, we have decided to do a little Summer Guide for our readers.

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Cain and Abel Had Crappy Parents

It’s Monday and we are nearing the end of another school year. By Thursday morning, we’ll have all three kids at home and God help us, all three kids together. There is a special bond between siblings. We have often heard of the psychic connection between twins and some siblings share a hatred that had to be born in the bowels of hell. Where does the connection come from and what separates us forever?

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Communication and Scary Clowns

Papa can you hear me? It is such a poignant moment in Yentl when Babs, with mullet and lackluster makeup, sings the ‘Daddy you don’t get me’ song. It’s the tragedy of most relationships when communication breaks down. We have discussed how to communicate here before, how to say things that resonate and how to use appropriate language but the breakdown can happen on either side. What do we mean? Are you listening?

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The High Wire Act of Change

It is Monday after Mother’s Day. Is everybody hung over from buckets of mimosas? Did everybody do Jell-O shooters with their grandma or Jäger shots with their kids? What? That’s how we celebrate the wondrous day that acknowledges the magic of Moms. After many cups of coffee, we have decided to dedicate this week to Change. Change is defined as becoming different or a metamorphosis. Change is often met with apprehension, anxiety and blatant defiance. Our favorite reaction to change is something like the response that Godzilla would get when he was really pissed.

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Six degrees of seperation from everyone

Have you ever played six degrees of Kevin Bacon? In the game, you start with a celebrity then try to connect Kevin Bacon to that celeb through a series of connecting actors and the movies that they were in. Cher was in Witches of Eastwick with Jack Nicolson who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon. See, two degrees of separation from Cher to Kevin. What’s this have to do with relationships? Thanks to social networks like Facebook, you have six degrees of separation to Kevin Bacon… and 400 million other people.

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Last Call at the Married Bar

What are the hot button topics nowadays? Are the papers and news sites filled with talks of the Middle East or Global Warming or Health Care or the AIDS Pandemic in Africa? No. So you have no idea? Have you been living in a cave? It’s simple. Sing with us: ‘Birds do it, bees do it, even world class athletes and MCs do it. Let’s do it. Let’s have an affair!’

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Quien es mas Crazy?

It’s Monday of a new week here in the CoupleDumb. This is the day when we introduce the theme for the week and give you all the theory and philosophy behind it. We’ve had some stuff happen this last week that made us think up this arrow to the heart topic and, of course, you will read about it within the week because we have no secrets from you. So, here is the topic for this week: What do you do when your family and friends are more f’d up then you?

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