The Storybags Blog — Syd

"Wow daddy! When did you get to be famous?"

Posted by Greg Murphy on

That is the question my daughter asked when we went to Children's Medical Center in Dayton to get her first covid vaccine a few months back. (She got both btw... no problems at all.)We had to mask up, and so people couldn't see our faces. But we did get recognized by the guy checking us in, and one of the ladies in the room they send you to after you get your shot to make sure bad things didn't happen.(Also, they get snacks in that room... at CVS, you have to just sit in a chair in an aisle and...

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"How do you become an actor?"

Posted by Greg Murphy on

This is the question I got while I was folding my laundry this morning. Syd was eating her sugary cereal (because I'm a bad parent) and watching a Disney movie on her iPad. I explained that I didn't know. She then asked how much money actors made.Now this was a question I did have a good answer for... and I also thought it might help dissuade her from going further down this particular rabbit hole. "Most actors don't make any money at all. Ten thousand times more people want to be paid actors than there are roles for. It's really...

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Books, Dogs, Dreams, and Excrement

Posted by Greg Murphy on

My daughter wants a German Shepherd, but she isn’t going to get one.I’ve always tried to talk to Syd like she was a person. At 9 years old, I think she appreciates it.The other morning at breakfast, she asked me if she could have a German Shepherd.Before we go any further, we have a very strict no pets policy at our house. (She has a snake, but it doesn’t count. You only have to feed it once a week or so, and you don’t have to get a sitter if you go out of town.)Pets are for her mother’s house.Anyway, Syd...

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