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Nick Jonas, my daughter loves you .... and other important life lessons

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I’m taking my daughter to the upcoming Jonas Brothers concert. I know, I know. It’s a splurge.

My husband’s already mentioned the cost to me several times. (He calls them the “Donut Brothers.” He just doesn’t understand.) But I want to indulge Katie, 13, a little in what has teetered between a youthful crush and a small-time obsession. (Afterall, we missed the Hannah Montana concert. Yes, I’m still a little miffed at the whole experience of trying to buy those elusive seats.)

So, pricey, yes. But this is something she will remember when she gets older.

She’s excited. Her friends are excited.

But not everyone has tickets to this exciting summer concert. So, Katie’s friends enlisted her help recently when a local radio station was having a call-in to win Jonas Brothers tickets. You just had to be the 100-and-something caller to win.

Easy enough.

She checked with me first. That was sweet. ….  I said it was OK.

 So she and her little sister, Kaci, pitched in to start calling, and I went on about my business.

A little later Katie came back and asked, “Is it costing money if I stay on the phone?” No, it’s a local call.

She was relieved, explaining that Kaci had been waiting on the phone for 15 minutes, but the line was busy. …

… It took a few seconds, and then I began to chuckle and explained to her that if the line is busy, you have to hang up and call again.

“oh, man,” she said.

Needless to say, she didn’t win more tickets. …

– Linda Lynn

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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