An insight into the types of people who bet on sport with my father – in – law is what the house winnings were always partially spent on.
I’m sure that’s true for most places.
These games had short time limits.
Winning would mean that they wanted their money back the next day.
Games took quite a while and sometimes there were streaks of luck when you won them all.
Once we were playing Bingo and the same winning number kept appearing.
My father – in – law said he was glad he was playing Bingo so he could win.
When my mother – in – law put the case of money out she ended up getting around $20.
Unfortunately for her she also happened to pay for my coffee.
You get the drift.
However, when you bring in over $100 to the house, it is just a bit awkward as not all the family come to support you.
It was only my husband and I and my son.
My father – in – law is quite a big part of our lives.
He helped to raise us and he has been a dad to both my husband and I.
It is so hard to make a decision to walk away from the house and to win the money in the game.
My family is an odd bunch of people.
One of my brothers – in – law said that he always feels that he should have walked away with the house winnings because he is a partner.
We all could have walked away with the money.
I would have been happy with it all going to charity.
However, my son made a decision to share the winnings with his friends so he could feel like he did something nice for them.
I’m sure the conversations amongst the kids will carry on about this for years to come.
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By motherbigstoriesin Adult, Children, Opinion, Parenting, The ChildrensMay 28, 2016May 29, 2016990 WordsLeave a comment Encouragement For Every Storm Having depression is a very lonely thing.
It’s like being locked away in a box.
It is not like losing your job and you are depressed about it.
Your job was a minor part of your life and when it was taken away you were able to move on and find new things to do.
Depression is a different story.
You are locked away and it takes away all of the good parts of your life.
For me depression was just one of those things that I accepted about myself.
I used to say that if I had depression then I was thankful because I got to experience a roller coaster of emotions.
I get to feel both happy and sad at the same time.
As strange as it may sound that’s the joy of depression, you get to experience a roller coaster of emotions at the same time as feeling depressed.
I’ve written before about my wonderful parents and how much they mean to me.
I would like to say that they are the reasons that I have a handle on depression.
The truth is they are the reason that I will always have a handle on depression.
Every morning when I wake up, they are there to give me a hug.
My son and daughter also hug me every morning and I love it when they do.
They like it when I get hugs too.