Show Notes for Thursday, January 25, 2024


Dear John,

As a parent, I want to make sure that my kids are safe and happy above all else. But I don't know if I can do it much longer. My 17-year-old daughter got a great job. It's in the industry she wants to be in, and she loves it. She doesn't get paid much, has to work long hours after school and at night, and she doesn't drive. Plus, many nights she works until 11 or later and I'm exhausted the next day. it's starting to affect my job and my life. My daughter has said that she’d look for another job with more suitable hours but she loves this so much and I want her to be happy. I don't like the idea of her riding with someone else late at night, and she couldn't really afford to pay for it anyway since she doesn't make that much money. This is becoming a big sacrifice. And I don't know how to deal with it. If it were just any old job, I'd have her quit and find another one. But this is a good job for her future. I'm trying to get her to get a driver's license and we can find a way for her to use my car until she can afford her own. What should I do?


Tired Momma

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5. John F. Kennedy’s death, announced by Walter Cronkite, 1963

6. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, 1963

7. Mister Rogers dips feet in a pool with Officer Clemmons, 1969

8.” M*A*S*H” series finale, 1983

9. MTV premieres, with its first music video – ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’, 1981

10. “Saturday Night Live” premieres, hosted by George Carlin, 1975

11. “The Ed Sullivan Show” – Elvis Presley performs ‘Hound Dog’, 1956

12. CNN’s coverage of Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, 1986

13. Ellen DeGeneres comes out on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, 1997

14. “Charlie Brown Christmas” – Linus shares with Charlie Brown the true meaning of Christmas, 1965

15. “The Carol Burnett Show” airs a “Gone with the Wind” parody, 1976

16. The O.J. Simpson Ford Bronco car chase, 1994

17. ‘Lucy’ gets drunk shooting commercials for a liquor-filled vitamin on “I Love Lucy”, 1952

18. The first Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate, 1960

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