That evening, it was me, my daughter, my new son-in-law, my other son, and his two seven-year-old and four-year-old kids, Julio and Brendon— the six of us— and we were having a great time that night even though our first invites hadn’t arrived yet.
“Are you sure you don’t want to go inside?”
“I’m sure. I’ll just sit in my van and watch it all unfold in there. Does that sound like a winner to you?”
I could hear the conversation between them from outside going on, and it kind of startled me a bit. I was about to go deeper into this chat before Kathy Lee saw me, so she said something out of curiosity.
“So, dad,” she asks me, trying to get in on the dialogue, “What’s going on out there?”
“I can’t say for sure,” I told her, “but as far as I can figure, I’m not really gonna worry