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Minutes From The Crawford Family Meeting

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Our writer Sarah Schmelling offers a funny perspective in her Parents magazine column, ”Just Kidding!

  • Meeting called to order at 6:32 p.m.
  • In attendance was the Family Board of Directors: Mom, Dad, Evan, 8, Molly, 6, and Sam, 3 (from under the table).
  • Also present: Evan’s friend Marco, who invited himself over.

Old Business

  • Molly reminded the Board of a previous discussion about getting a pet hamster.
  • Mom reminded the Board of the family cat, Gertrude. Marco informed the Board that guinea pigs are “cooler” than hamsters. Evan told Marco that he doesn’t actually get a vote and he’d eaten too much pizza.
  • A motion was made to procure a new hamster. Motion was seconded but failed to pass due to lack of votes and mention of dessert.

New Business

  • Evan queried the Board for an allowance increase. A lengthy discussion followed, then broke into separate discussions on what Dad got for an allowance “back in the day,” chore values, and whatever Sam was telling Gertrude under the table.
  • Dad made a motion to hold the discussion. Molly noted that he made his motion with his fist. Voting was postponed while several Board members imitated the motion, and then forgot what the original motion was about.

Meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m., when Sam started chasing Gertrude.

On next meeting’s agenda: Effective distribution of Halloween candy and at what temperature members can wear shorts to school.

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