Have you ever learned life lessons from an unexpected situation? How about have you bet someone and it was mutually confirmed and when they lost, they wouldn’t pay up?
For most people who have ever placed a bet about anything, they have experienced some form of the latter, but that’s not the case with the Five Dolla Holla.
When we lived back home to say life was hectic was an understatement.
Between the blended family, family obligations, being active at church, having a non-sleeping child, working full time jobs, house projects that never ended, and trying to maintain a healthy marriage, there just never seemed to be enough time.
Time for the intangibles. The silly moments together, the conversations about everything or nothing at all, the time to just be in the moment and store those moments in the memory files.
When we were planning the move, those are the things that we looked forward to the most. While we knew it would be an adjustment to not have our support system around and help with the kids. We also looked forward to just having more Face time with them.
No longer having to ship them off every other weekend for them to get in mandatory and court appointed time with other people and such.
It sounds a little selfish. But it’s honest. We no longer were just gonna be the patents that handled all the responsibilities and had no time for fun. We would now be able to actually have moments and memories.
That’s what this series represents. The moments. The good times we have right at home. Creating memories that last.
What is the 5 Dolla Holla
It all started with a bet. A bet over the tv show THE VOICE.
If my memory serves me correctly this is how it went.
- Yaya bet dad that The Voice did in fact come on that day and daddy said it didn’t.
- They shook on the five dollar amount.
- Daddy lost. The voice did come on and so as a man of his word, daddy paid up.
- Yaya decided to allow leniency knowing everything we have going on. She told him to just keep his money.
That is how the battle began. Yaya wanted to give his money back and be sensitive to our financial situation.
Retro felt there were a few life lessons in the moment. He is all about teaching them while having fun. I typically yell, but whatever.
He wanted her to understand a few life lessons:
- You always keep your word
- Pay what is due
- Sometimes you may have to give your last to make things right
- Integrity, always have it
The funny part is I think they both have achieved their goal. But now it’s a matter of who has the stamina and the issue has become who is the quitter and who is not.
And so the story goes. And we are all entertained in the process. If you are on my Facebook feed, you’ve seen at least one of these videos I am sure. If not, they’ll all be here for you and I’ll update the playlist as they keep coming.
Here’s the first video and new ones will be uploaded every Tuesday. Check it out, and subscribe so you can catch them weekly.