We were presented with the dilemma of the following choices: (i) 7 5th grade boys (10-11 years old) at a black tie event for Children’s National Medical Center; and (ii) 20 8th grade girls (13-14 years old) at a Taylor Swift concert.
As a practical matter, there was no choice in the matter. Jim is Chair of CNMC, so his presence was a requirement at the Children’s Ball. Fortunately, I enjoy Taylor Swift’s music, and the concert was quite fun. As it turned out, a great time was had by the boys, who all cleaned up quite nicely.
And a fabulous time was had by all the girls.
The only complaint I had was that I had underestimated the frequency and pitch of the squealing by 8th grade girls. My eardrums may never be the same!